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Posted on: December 20, 2018

APL Pleadings and Documents

Effective January 1, 2019, all APL/spousal support pleadings and documents to be filed at the Domestic Relations Office.  Divorce related pleadings and documents to continue to be filed at the Prothonotary’s Office.

Pursuant to a change in the PA Rules of Civil Procedure 1910.4, effective January 1, 2019, the Domestic Relations Section “shall be the filing office for pleadings and documents for child support, spousal support, and alimony pendente lite (APL) actions.”  “A party shall commence an action for alimony pendente lite by filing a complaint in the domestic relations section if a divorce complaint has been filed with the prothonotary.”


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