Research guides

Pennsylvania Family Law

County Practice

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute and some county bar associations provide county practice guidebooks. These guides often have general information and forms for common situations. A selection of those dealing with family law are listed below.

We also recommend checking the individual county's website and court rules for additional, updated information.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Family Law Resources Philadelphia Bar Association
A compilation of links to frequently used resources and forms related to family law. Prepared under the sponsorship of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Includes forms and information on Protection from Abuse (PFA), Custody, Support, and more.

Philadelphia County Domestic Relations Practice Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes forms.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Family Division - Domestic Relations
Includes information and forms related to family law, including divorce, custody, support, and protection from abuse.

Other PA Counties

Family Law Practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery Counties Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes forms.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Family Law Practice in Central Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes forms. For use in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Family Law Practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2012 Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes forms. For use in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Family Law Practice in the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes forms. For use in Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton counties.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Family Law Practice in Western Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes forms. For use in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
Library has previous editions: see all.

County Court Rules

County Court Rules ALM Media
Use the Jenkins' catalog to search for a particular county. A search using the county name and the phrase court rules should return the appropriate record if Jenkins has the court rules for that county.
Some county court rule books include forms on specific topics. It would be helpful to look at the court rules in conjunction with other form sets when working in a specific county.