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Child Support & Divorce

NPLS generally does not provide assistance with child support.  If you want to file for child support, contact your local Domestic Relations Office.  If you are being asked to pay support out of SSI only or welfare (cash assistance) income OR are in the process of applying for SSI/cash assistance, NPLS may be able to help.

NPLS generally does not provide assistance with divorce.  If you are a victim of domestic violence, depending on your location there may be some services available through your local women's center.  If you are a victim of domestic violence, women's centers by county are listed below.

To view the child support chapter of the NPLS Family Law Handbook click here

To view the divorce chapter of the NPLS Family Law Handbook click here

NPLS has launched a new automated program to help individuals seeking a divorce.  More details are included in the Divorce Tracker description below.

The Divorce Tracker

North Penn Legal ServicesWhat is the Divorce Tracker?  The Divorce Tracker is a free automated program that helps guide individuals through the divorce process in Pennsylvania and generates the forms necessary to pursue a simple, uncontested divorce action. This generally means that you and your spouse:

  • both agree to a divorce or have been separated over 2 years,* and
  • have no disputes over children, money or property.

*Legal Update: In Pennsylvania, for divorces based on separation, the period of separation for a marriage has been reduced to one (1) year for couples who separate after December 4, 2016. Divorces based on this new rule must be filed after December 4, 2017. The Divorce Tracker will be updated at that time.

What you must know before you begin: The Divorce Tracker guides a user through three (3) packets of questions and forms addressing the different stages of the divorce process. To use the Divorce Tracker, you must complete each packet in order, starting with Packet 1.

At the end of each packet, you must save your answers to the questions, so the information can be used in the next packet. In order to save your answers, you must register on the LawHelp Interactive website when you complete the first packet, Packet 1: Starting Your Divorce.

  • Packet 1: Starting Your Divorce

    This section of the Divorce Tracker will help you prepare forms to start a simple, uncontested divorce case in Pennsylvania.
  • Packet 2: Continuing Your Divorce

    This section of the Divorce Tracker will help you prepare the next set of divorce forms AFTER you filed and served the Divorce Complaint.
  • Packet 3: Finalizing Your Divorce

    This section of the Divorce Tracker will help you prepare the final set of forms to obtain a simple, uncontested divorce in Pennsylvania.

Please direct questions or problems with the Divorce Tracker to: DivorceTracker@northpennlegal.org Questions about technical problems with the LawHelp Interactive website should by dirceted to LawHelp Interactive by clicking the Support box which appears when using the Divorce Tracker.

Please click on the link below for the packet you would like to view and work with:

Packet 1: Starting Your Divorce: lawhelpinteractive.org

Packet 2: Continuing Your Divorce: lawhelpinteractive.org

Packet 3: Finalizing Your Divorce: lawhelpinteractive.org

 

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