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Family Court

PLA is dedicated to providing families with the information and legal advocacy they need.

This page describes how to stay informed and access the Court, file pleadings, and attend hearings.

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Need to file a pleading at Family Court?

Filing a pleading in Philadelphia's Family Court can no longer be done remotely. All filings must be done in person at 1501 Arch Street.

Need legal help?

Calling our Family Law Hotline is the fastest way to get legal information or help specific to you. Call 215-981-3838 between 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You can also apply for help anytime online.