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    State courts that handle the independent adoption of minors, the termination of parental rights in cases of abandonment, and the adoption or guardianship of minors who are dependents of the court.

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    County of Berks - Register of WillsResponsible for the probate of all estates for decedents dying in the County of Berks. Collects inheritance tax for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Issues marriage licenses. Maintains the dockets of all probate proceedings. Serves as Clerks of Orphans' Court. Maintains all records of adoptions and guardianship in the Orphans' Court division of the Court of Common Pleas. Serves as presiding officer in all probate hearings. Under special circumstances, the Register will perform probates and take marriage license applications in the home, assisted living facility or hospital of the citizen in need of our services.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
    County of Schuylkill - Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtThis office provides the following basic services to the people of Schuylkill County; Register of Wills -Grants letters testamentary to those probating a will and letters of administration to those who die without a will -Collects inheritance tax for Pennsylvania Orphans Court -Issues marriage licenses -Provides applications to persons wishing to obtain copies of birth certificates -Handles all adoption proceedings. Adoptions are sealed and held in closed court -Settle estates of minors and incapacitated personsSchuylkillCounty of Schuylkill - Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtCounty of Schuylkill - Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court
    Family Court - Lackawanna CountyIn addition to handling the processing of all Protection From Abuse applications and cases, the Family Courts are responsible for all Juvenile Delinquency cases, Children and Youth cases and Orphans Court cases. The types of cases heard by the Family Court Judges involve custody, dependency, juvenile delinquency, foster care, adoptions, visitation, appointment of guardians, truancy, and estate and accounting matters. LackawannaFamily Court - Lackawanna CountyLackawanna County Court System
    Juniata County Register and RecorderClerk of Orphans' Court - issues all marriage licenses, handles all adoptions and incapacitated filings, and presents all first and final account files in the estate to the court. Recorder of Deeds - handles all transactions dealing with real estate. Register of Wills - probates the wills of all decedents and issues letters of administration and testamentary in each estate.JuniataJuniata County Register and RecorderJuniata County Register and Recorder
    Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtThis office provides the following basic services to the people of Lancaster County: Register of Wills - Grants letters testamentary to those probating a will and letters of administration to those who die without a will. (Records are open to public inspection.) - Collects inheritance tax for Pennsylvania Orphans Court - Issues marriage licenses - Provides applications to persons wishing to obtain copies of birth certificates - Handles all adoption proceedings. Adoptions are sealed and held in closed court - Settle estates of minors and incapacitated persons LancasterLancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtCounty of Lancaster
    Lehigh County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. Information on county services is available by telephone or internet. 610-782-3000 Information and Referral 610-782-3001 County Executive 610-782-4600 Emergency Management 610-782-3014 Court Administration 610-782-3270 Prison 610-782-3390 Protection From Abuse Order Office 610-782-3175 Sheriff 610-782-3565 Community Development/Housing Rehabilitation LehighLehigh County Government CenterLehigh County Government Center
    Northampton County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. 610-559-3000 Information and Referral 610-559-3191 County Executive 610-746-3194 Emergency Management 610-559-6700 Court Administration 610-923-4303 Prison 610 559-3061 Protection From Abuse Office 610-691-5620 Housing Rehabilitation ProgramNorthamptonNorthampton County Government CenterNorthampton County Government Center
    Schuylkill County CourthouseCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. The public can use the links on the web page to view the list of departments, elected officials, public meeting dates, townships, cities, and boroughs, certificates/forms available , civil court matters, parcel locator.SchuylkillSchuylkill County CourthouseSchuylkill County Courthouse

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