Family Court FAQ

 

Q: Where do I apply for a PFA in the Family Division Court Building?
A: Third floor, Room #3030. Between the hours of 8:00AM – 11:00AM.

 

Q: After 11:00AM where can I apply for a PFA?
A: You can apply for an emergency PFA at the Municipal Courts Building, 660 First Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219. You can also apply for a temporary PFA at your local District Magistrates Office (check for specific times). 

 

Q: Where is fingerprinting / DNA submission in the Family Division Court Building?
A: Fourth floor, Room #4020.1 .

 

Q: How do I take care of a Family Division Non-Support warrant?
A: Contact the Sheriff’s Investigations Division and speak to a Non-Support Detective at 412-350-4709. You can also turn yourself in at the Family Division Court Building. 

 

Q: Where can I find information on filing for child custody or filing motion for emergency custody?
A: During the Covid-19 Emergency Operations, please visit the Family Link at the 5th Judicial District of PA. 

 

Q: Where can I find information on filing for support?
A: During the Covid-19 Emergency Operations, please visit the Family Link at the 5th Judicial District of PA. 

 

Q: Who can I bring with me into the Family Division Court Building when applying for a PFA during the Covid-19 Emergency Operations?
: The petitioner, one person, and the petitioner’s lawyer (if he or she one) only are permitted to the PFA area. That is a total of three including a lawyer. If there is no lawyer only TWO people may proceed to the PFA area. 

 

Q: Where can I go if I’m applying for a PFA and have my child with me?
A: The first-floor children’s room of the Family Division Court Building. 

 

Q: I have a firearm, where can I lock up my firearm before entering the Family Division Court Building in accordance with state law?
A: Across the street in the criminal courthouse (436 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219). Enter in through the Ross Street entrance and through the door on your left is lock boxes. DO NOT enter the courthouse with a weapon .

 

Q: Should I come to the Family Division Court Building if I’m not feeling well and have be exposed to Covid-19?
A: No. Consult with your attorney and the courts if you have a schedule court hearing. 

 

Q: Where can I find a lawyer?
A: Lawyer Reference Allegheny County Bar Association, (412) 261-5555.

 

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