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Family Court and COVID-19

PLA is dedicated to providing families with the information and legal advocacy they need through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Accessing Family Court during COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed procedures for the Domestic Relations Court in Philadelphia. Find out how to contact Family Court to 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 has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic created mass closures. PLA has prepared this guide to help people representing themselves in Family Court pleadings. 

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What to Expect at Virtual Hearings

Family Court hearings are being held virtually (through video conferences or over the phone) until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PLA can help you know what to expect. 

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. from Monday and Thursday. 

You can also apply for help anytime online.