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Consistent with the Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania dated April 1, 2020, this Court having originally declared a judicial emergency in the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania through April 14, 2020, President Judge Clark now declares that the judicial emergency be extended through May 8, 2020. The Fifth Judicial District Emergency Operations Plan dated March 26, 2020, as amended, shall remain in effect through the duration of the judicial emergency.
Additionally, in recognition of the likelihood that this judicial emergency may, of necessity, be extended through May 31, 2020, it is further ORDERED that any case postponed due to this emergency be scheduled after May 31, 2020, and that the suspension of the operation of Rule 600 be applied to those postponements, subject to constitutional limitations. Cases that can be resolved entirely through the use of Advanced Communication Technology may be postponed to a date prior to May 31, 2020.
Patrick W. Quinn, Esquire
The Adult Section of the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny
County is responsible for adjudicating cases involving family matters sometimes
known as domestic relations. These matters include divorce, equitable distribution (division of marital property),
alimony, alimony pendente lite (temporary alimony), spousal support, child support,
and the custody of children (full custody, partial custody, visitation).
We encourage you to send your comments, suggestions and questions about the Family
Division-Adult Section to FamilyInfoEmails@PACSES.com.