Allegheny County Family Law Updates – March 25, 2020 – Divorce, Child Support & Custody

March 25, 2020 Covid-19 Updates for Allegheny County Family Law Issues – Divorce, Child Support & Custody

“Complaints for Divorce and Related Documents

Per Michael McGeever, Complaints for Divorce and related documents (e.g., Affidavit of Consent) may be filed electronically, by mail, or in-person at the Department of Court Records in the City-County Building.  DCR is open regular business hours, though operating at 50% staffing levels.

Complaints for Support

Per Pat Quinn, Complaints for Support can still be filed electronically.  This can be accessed through the state portal at www.childsupport.state.pa.us.  At this time, the complaints will not be processed until the Court is re-opened.  At some point, once we know of a definitive date for re-opening, we may process the complaints remotely and schedule conferences/hearings for when the Court opens.”

CUSTODY ORDERS – ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County — Update re: Custody Orders During the Fifth Judicial District Judicial Emergency and the Covid-19 Pandemic:

“Unless otherwise modified by the Court, Custody Orders in Allegheny County entered before the Judicial Emergency remain in effect and are unaffected by the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, with due consideration for the safety of the child.”