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Allegheny County Cases Online
Allegheny County provides good online access. You can access your Allegheny County case online
here. Enter your case number (ex: FD10 12345) to access your case. Family Division
cases begin with FD. If you do not have your case number, you can search
by name but you will need to register to do so. Fortunately, registration
is free and easy. Most court pleadings are available in PDF form. However,
many support papers are not available online.
Washington County Cases Online
Washington County provides poor online access. Follow the prompts. Family
cases are in the civil division. Unfortunately, only the barest of case
histories is available for free online. More is available for paid subscription,
but you cannot access the filed papers even with a paid subscription.
Pennsylvania Statutes Online
Each state has its own set of family laws. Pennsylvania family law is
largely found in Title 23 of the consolidated Pennsylvania statutes which
can be found
here. Pennsylvania statutes form the overarching family law in Pennsylvania.
However, local county rules, individual judicial rules and "unwritten
rules" are often just as important. The rough hierarchy for family
laws and rules (highest law is first) is: (a) state statutes (b) caselaw
(court opinions that explain and define state law) (c) local rule (d)
local manual (e) judicial rules. There are also hierarchies within each
area (for example, Supreme Court decisions trump Superior Court decisions).
In addition, other types of laws (such as Federal bankruptcy and pension
statutes) also intersect with family law.
Pennsylvania Child Support Online
You can find forms, enforcement information, and other child support related
here. However, their child support calculator can be inaccurate, depending
on a variety of factors.
Children should be covered by medical insurance. ALL children in Pennsylvania
are eligible for CHIP. Income determines the amount (if any) you must
pay for the CHIP insurance. Find out about CHIP
The Law Offices of Avram Y. Rosen has practiced exclusively in family law
since 1999. For more information,
contact our Pittsburgh divorce attorney and request an
initial case evaluation.