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  • Child Care Subsidies

    Information on the subsidized child care program that pays for part of the cost of child care for eligible families. It is managed by Child Care Information Services (CCIS). Content Detail

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    Youth Justice Project
  • Child Custody

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on rights relating to custody and visitation of children. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Custody

    Fact sheet from the Youth Justice Project on child custody. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Youth Justice Project
  • Custody - Myths & Facts

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services on the true facts regarding child custody law. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese (Traditional) / 中文
  • Family Law Manual

    This handbook provides useful information about common Family Law issues. If you need Family Law help, this handbook has good suggestions about some of the most common areas of Family Law. This handbook also gives answers to commonly asked questions. [PDF] Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese (Traditional) / 中文
  • Filling out an Affidavit of Service (Video)

    This video from Laurel Legal Services explains how to complete and file an Affidavit of Service in a custody proceeding after servicing legal papers on the opposing party in your case. The video covers situations where a person is personally served by giving them a copy of the papers and when the service is done by mail. Read More

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    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

    This video from Laurel Legal Services provides an explanation of what In Forma Pauperis is - a request to file legal papers without having to pay the filing fee because you cannot afford to pay the fees - and line-by-line instructions on completing a petition to request permission to proceed without paying filing fees. Read More

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    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • Inside Custody Court: Factors Relevant to Custody Decisions (Video)

    This video produced by Penn Law School with the assistance of Philadelphia Legal Assistance, provides an introduction to the factors relevant to custody decisions in Pennsylvania. Read More

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    Penn Law School and Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Preparing for a Custody Hearing - Pennsylvania (Video)

    This video explains what happens at a child custody hearing, describes the "best interest of the child" standard, and gives you tips on how to obtain the custody order you want. The video is part of Philadelphia Legal Assistance's "Make Your Case" video series. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    French / Français
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Serving a Defendant (Video)

    This video from Laurel Legal Services explains how to serve an opposing party (defendant) in a lawsuit with legal papers related to the lawsuit. Parties must be notified about court proceedings against them and provided with copies of legal papers filed in the proceedings. This video explains the proper and required legal way to notify them of the proceedings. Read More

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    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • Staying in Foster Care Past Age 18

    Fact sheet from the Youth Justice Project about how and when individuals over 18 years of age can remain in or re-enter foster care, and why you might want to do so. Content Detail

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    Youth Justice Project
  • Teen Parents in Care

    Fact sheet from the Youth Justice Project providing information for teen parents in care, who are young mothers and fathers who are placed by the Department of Human Services in foster care, a mother/baby placement, or other placement. Content Detail

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    Youth Justice Project
  • Young Adult Resource Guide - Youth Law Project

    Guide to services available to Youth in Philadelphia including: Child Care & Early Learning • Domestic Violence • Drop-In Centers • Drug & Alcohol Treatment • Education/ Career • Family Planning/Reproductive Health • Food Resources • General Health Services • Housing/ Shelter • Legal Services • Mental Health Services • Parenting Education • Teen Parent Resources • Other Resources Content Detail

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    Youth Justice Project