Legal actions regarding the ending of family relationships are managed by the Lehigh County Family Court Division. Court services for child custody, divorce, and Protection from Abuse (domestic violence) are located in Room 325 of the Courthouse. The Domestic Relations Division at 14 N. 6th Street, Allentown handles child and spouse support.
The Family Court Office provides intake assistance for persons seeking a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA). For additional information about PFA procedures, click here.
The Family Court Office provides forms and information for people without attorneys who want start a custody case. For additional information about child custody, click here.
The Family Court Office does not provide information for filing for divorce. Forms and instructions for filing for divorce are available at the Self Help Section. These forms are suggested only for persons without property, assets or debts. Individuals with assets or debts should seek the advice of an attorney.
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 455 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101-1614 • (610) 782-3000