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  • Understanding Kinship Foster Care (Video)

    This video has been produced by the Pennsylvania Courts to help potential kinship providers learn about and understand kinship foster care, navigate the dependency court system and take the necessary steps to become a kinship parent. Read More

    PA Courts
  • Parent’s Guide to Understanding the Pennsylvania Dependency Process (Video)

    This is a comprehensive video from the Pennsylvania Courts for parents whose children have been removed from their care or are under supervision of dependency court. The goals of the video are to help parents learn what to expect in the courtroom, how to prepare for court, how to work with their caseworkers and attorney, what rights they’re entitled to and good questions to ask. Read More

    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Local Support and Domestic Relations Office Procedures

    This webpage provides links to information on support collection and Domestic Relations Office procedures in various counties in Pennsylvania. Read More

  • Emancipation of Minors

    General informational on issues surrounding emancipation from Northwestern Legal Services, including school attendance and residency, medical consent, parental liability, public assistance benefits and support for minors. A Continuous Residence and Support Oath affidavit is available in PDF Format. See the explanation on use of this form in the text of this article. Read More

    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Emancipation of Minors

    Informational Brochure from MidPenn Legal Services on the emancipation of minors. Read More

    MidPenn Legal Services
  • 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

    North Penn Legal Services
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    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese (Traditional) / 中文
  • Victim Service Programs

    If you are a victim of crime or have been affected by a crime, you may receive help from an advocate from a Victim Service Program. The following link provides information on local programs that offer help. Read More

    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • 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

    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project

    Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is a statewide, nonprofit, public interest law firm providing free legal services to low-income persons, victims of crime, seniors, and persons with disabilities having trouble accessing public healthcare such as Medicaid (called Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania) coverage and/or services. Read More