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Helpful Legal Information for the Public

Becoming involved in the court system can be intimidating, especially if you are not represented by an attorney.  If you would like to find a lawyer to help you, please contact the Delaware County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at 610-566-6625, extension 221.

If you are trying to find help for yourself, listed below are some of the more common forms used in court and an explanation of those forms.  This information is NOT intended to provide legal advice but is for informational purposes only.

REMEMBER, THESE FORMS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONSULT WITH A LAWYER, CALL THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE AT 610-566-6625, EXTENSION 221.


CIVIL MATTERS

Civil Complaint                

Complaint for Use in Magisterial District Court             

 

Click HERE

Landlord/Tenant

Complaint for Use in Magisterial District Court

Click HERE

Notice of Appeal

Appeal of Judgment from Magisterial District Court

Click HERE 

Orphans' Court

Forms available through AOPC

Click HERE


CRIMINAL MATTERS


Private Criminal         
Complaint

Check with local District Court or DA's Office      

Click HERE

Expungement

Petitions pursuant to Rile 490 and 790

Click HERE


FAMILY LAW MATTERS

Divorce                                   

Divorce Forms (through the PA Supreme Court)   

                                                                                          

Click HERE

Custody

Custody Forms (through PA Supreme Court)              

Click HERE


FILING FEES

For a list of Court filing fees, please click HERE.

If you are unable to pay the filing fees, you may qualify to file "In Forma Pauperis".  CLICK HERE for the Petition to file In Forma Pauperis.  The Court will review your Petition and make a determination as to whether you qualify for waiver of the filing fees.

 

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