New Kensington, PA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania

Q: I misplaced my order for custody. I would'nt want to be held in contempt. How do I get a copy of my order?

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Amanda J Iannuzzelli
Amanda J Iannuzzelli
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Media, PA

A: It is very easy to obtain a copy of your current custody order. The fastest way to do this would be to go to the Prothonotary of the courthouse where your case is on file and the Order was initially entered. Remember to bring a copy of your photo I.D. and cash to pay for the copy pages. If you have an attorney, you may ask them to send you another copy, however, while this method may be faster for you, always be aware that you will likely be charged on an hourly basis for their time and it may be cheaper to get it yourself.

If you are not represented or it is extremely inconvenient or impossible for you to physically travel to the courthouse, I would recommend calling the courthouse information line and asking to be connected to the civil division of the prothonotary. When prompted, request to speak to someone in the family law section and tell them what you are looking for. They should be able to give you instructions on how to request that a copy be sent to you via mail. It is always best to ask for specific instructions in that instance, as every state and county may be different, and have different procedural requirements to obtain a copy of your custody Order in this manner. Good luck!

Kathryn Hilbush agrees with this answer

Dawn Padanyi
Dawn Padanyi
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You can go to the Court which entered the order and request another copy . Some courts have these documents available online. You can contact the prothonotary or clerk's office for assistance in getting a new copy.

Kathryn Hilbush agrees with this answer

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