Family matters at the Common Pleas level are filed in the Prothonotary’s Office, Courthouse, Norristown. Hours of Operation. Fees associated with all filings - Fee Schedule
Instructional Packets include all required forms. All packets/forms are also available on the Prothonotary’s website under Forms.
Instructional Packet – Complaint for Divorce (not yet created)
Custody or VisitationResource Manual - Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section - Custody Resource Manual
Instructional Packet – Complaint for Custody
Instructional Packet – Petition to Intervene in Custody
Instructional Packet – Petition to Modify Custody
Instructional Packet – Petition for Contempt of Custody
Instructional Packet – Notice of Proposed Relocation
Instructional Packet – Parental Conduct Standards
Blank Form – Custody Modification Order
Blank Form – Custody Order (PDF)
Blank Form – Custody Order (Word)
Blank Form – Praecipe and Application to Relist Form 12.4.18
The following video includes instructions on filing a Custody Complaint at the Montgomery County Courthouse:
Video provided by the Montgomery County Bar Association.
Protection from Abuse
You must appear in person any day Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This allows you ample time to see the Judge. To qualify for a protection from abuse order, there must be either a family relationship or an intimate relationship with the person you want to file for protection from.
The following is an informative video about the steps involved in obtaining a Protection From Abuse Order at the Montgomery County Courthouse:
After hours, call 610-275-1222 and ask for the Magisterial District Judge who is on call.
Exceptions to Masters Recommendation
Instructional Packet -- Exceptions to Master Recommendation of Hearing Officer in Support
Instructional Packet -- Exceptions to Master Recommendation of Equitable Distribution Master