How do I file for child custody in PA?

How do I file for child custody in PA?

Keep in mind, some requirements may vary by case and county.
  1. Step 1: Decide whether to e-file. Many Pennsylvania counties let parents file electronically (known as e-filing). ...
  2. Step 2: Fill out your paperwork. ...
  3. Step 3: Finalize your paperwork. ...
  4. Step 4: Open your case. ...
  5. Step 5: Serve the other parent.

Is Pennsylvania a mother State?

If you and your child's other parent are married at the time of the birth, Pennsylvania law assumes you are the mother and father. ... While a birth mother is presumed to be a child's mother (when there is no court order stating otherwise), there is no presumption of who the child's father is.

Do unmarried parents have equal rights in PA?

Once a child is born in the state of Pennsylvania and the parents are unmarried, the mother's rights are no different than if she were married. The mother has legal custody of the child no matter if she is married or unmarried in this state. ... You as the father can now seek custody and child support from the mother.