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  • How to Get a Custody Order in Erie County

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association about the steps involved in getting a custody order in Erie County Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Grandparents' Rights

    Information on Grandparents Rights that was discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the February 19, 2008 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on what is a Power of Attorney (POA), guidelines when selecting an agent, what happens if I become mentally unable to make my own decisions, when does it go into effect, when does it end, and the process involved in setting up a POA. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • A Caregiver's Guide to Selecting an Adults Day Services Center

    An 12-page guide from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to help persons in need of adult day services. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Pennsylvania Family Caregiver Support Program

    Describes the financial assistance and other benefits and services available through the Family Caregiver Support Program under the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Resource for Caregivers of Children

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging about resources for grandparents and older relative caregivers of children and assistance that may be available to help. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Area Agencies on Aging

    Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the front door for aging services in your community. Your AAA is staffed with skilled workers who can provide information about services and also assist in obtaining access to those services. Use this finder to locate the specific Area Agency on Aging that covers your county. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • How to Complete a Custody Complaint Form - For Grandparents and Third Parties (Video)

    This video from Laurel Legal Services provides line-by-line instructions on how to complete a Custody Complaint form 2 (for grandparents and third parties) that is available from the PA Courts "Representing Yourself" website. Read More

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    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania KinConnector

    Pennsylvania KinConnector is a resource designed to help kinship care families connect to services and supports that can help children and their caregivers. Kinship caregivers can visit the KinConnector website to find resources in their communities, learn about trainings and services available for kinship families, and find support groups and networks of other kinship care families and family care professionals. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

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    Northwestern Legal Services