Prompt Custody Cases

According to Rule 1915.4(b), Prompt Disposition of Custody Cases, within 180 days of the filing of the complaint for custody, the court will automatically enter an order scheduling a trial before a judge. In counties where this procedure is not automatic, a party must...

The Custody Process in PA

1. Complainta. When a family law complaint is filed, a judicial assignment is determined and a suffix is added to the Family Division docket number. For every pleading after, involving the same family unit, this docket number and suffix will be used. Once a judge is...