Research guides

Pennsylvania Family Law

Forms

The following resources include forms for a variety of family law matters. While there are not forms for every specific situation, sample forms can be used as templates and modified as needed.

Free Online Resources

Children and Families PALawHELP.org
Includes interactive forms for a variety of custody issues, including Petition for Contempt of Custody, Petition to Modify Support, Notice of Relocation, Motion for Emergency Relief, and more.

Family Law Section - Resources Philadelphia Bar Association
Includes Protection From Abuse and select custody and support forms.

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.

Research Tip

For additional forms and self-help materials on family law and other topics, please see the Forms page of the Self-Help research guide.

Member Databases

The following member database includes sample Pennsylvania family law forms. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. This database is also available in the library.

PA Legal Forms
Includes forms for divorce, custody, support, and paternity.

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following resources include sample Pennsylvania family law forms. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers.
See Volume 9: Family Law.

Library of Pennsylvania Family Law Forms The Legal Intelligencer
Library has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Family Law Discovery Forms Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Library has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Family Law Practice and Procedure: with Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Premartial Agreements in Pennsylvania PBI Press
Library has previous editions: see all.

Additional Resources

County Court Rules ALM Media
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. See the Pennsylvania Court Rules - County research guide for where to find county court rules.

PBI Publications Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Many PBI publications include forms. Search the Jenkins' catalog to find materials on a specific topic. To limit your search results to only PBI materials, select "Modify" on the results page and enter Pennsylvania Bar Institute in the "Publisher" field.

Research Tip

Select form packets are available at Jenkins. For a complete listing of these forms, see the Forms page of the Self-Help research guide.