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Programs that provide assistance for people who are initiating or responding to a suit for an annulment of their marriage, which establishes that a marital status never existed; a legal separation, which suspends the marriage so far as concerns the cohabitation of the two parties; or a divorce, which totally dissolves the marriage relationship. These programs may also discuss and represent the individual's interests regarding distribution of property assets and parenting issues regarding any children.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Allegheny County Bar Foundation Divorce Law ProjectProvides legal representation for low-income residents of Allegheny County who are going through relatively simple divorces. Applicants must have been living separate and apart from their spouses for at least one year unless a victim of domestic violence-and must know the whereabouts of their spouses. Spouses must be willing to cooperate by accepting service of divorce papers. AlleghenyAllegheny County Bar Foundation Divorce Law ProjectAllegheny County Bar Association
Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Family Law ClinicStudents in the Family Law Clinic work under the supervision of a family law attorney to represent income-qualified clients with cases involving domestic abuse, divorce settlement, child support, and child custody. Students have opportunities to fully engage in client representation under Pennsylvania's student practice rules in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. The clinic provides live-client experiences and teaches students the skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, drafting pleadings, and advocating before the court. The Family Law Clinic assists income-qualified clients with cases involving domestic abuse, divorce settlement, conservtorships, child support, and child custody, among other family law issues.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
Ex-Partners of Servicemembers for EqualityEX-POSE provides information for spouses regarding separation and divorce from active duty, reserve or retired military service members. EX-POSE informs spouses about their eligibility for a share of the military pension, which is not an entitlement. EX-POSE explains the benefits and requirements of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), which ends one year from the date of the divorce, if appropriate action is not taken. EX-POSE provides an attorney referral service for EX-POSE members only. EX-POSE publishes a quarterly newsletter for EX-POSE members, which informs spouses about potential changes to the laws affecting their rights, benefits, interests and future.Ex-Partners of Servicemembers for EqualityEx-Partners of Servicemembers for Equality
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
Legal Advice, Representation, and EducationFranklin County Legal Services provides legal representation, advice, and education to low-income individuals with civil legal problems in Franklin and Fulton Counties of Pennsylvania.FranklinFranklin County Legal ServicesFranklin County Legal Services
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (Bristol)Provides services in civil cases and small claims dealing with consumer issues (bankruptcy, foreclosures), housing, abuse, elder law, custody and public benefits. Pro bono programs available.BucksLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania- BristolLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (Chester)Legal Services at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) provides services in civil cases and small claims. In addition, Pro Bono programs operating in all five counties are avenues through which private attorneys willing to donate their time, advise and represent low-income clients, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly. Legal Services include: - Consumer problems (including bankruptcy, foreclosures and sheriff's sales) - Custody - Denial/Termination of government benefits - Elder law issues - Housing (including Landlord/Tenant disputes, Public Housing and Section 8) - Protection from abuse - Social Security - Employment (including unemployment compensation and expungement of criminal records) - UtilitiesDelawareLASP - Chester OfficeLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
National Council of Jewish Women/ The Center for Women - Legal Assistance for Women (LAW)Provides participants with a confidential half hour consultation with an attorney. Areas include: Family law matters: divorce, separation, support, custody, alimony and equitable property division; wills, trusts and estates; bankruptcy; and employment issues.AlleghenyCenter for WomenCenter for Women
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - BeaverProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - ButlerProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.ButlerNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - LawrenceProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Women's Resource Center - Attorney Affiliate ProgramConfidential, professional assistance is available for women in need of help with family law issues through the Women's Resource Center Attorney Affiliate Program. WRC attorneys provide an initial consultation, up to one hour, by appointment only, for a $50 feeDelawareWomen's Resource Center - Delaware; WayneWomen's Resource Center
Women's Resource Center - Family Law GuideAn easy-to-read guide that covers common concerns and questions related to family law. Appendices include current resources and sample forms used throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Legal Guides cost $20.00DelawareWomen's Resource Center - Delaware; WayneWomen's Resource Center
Women's Resource Center - Family Law Legal ConsultationsFamily Law Legal Consultations provide low-cost 20-30 minute consultations in four locations: Wayne (1st & 3rd Wed eve of each month. 1st Mon day/month), West Chester (2nd Tues of each month), and Media (4th Tues of each month)and Norristown (2nd Fri).DelawareWomen's Resource Center - Delaware; WayneWomen's Resource Center

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