Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Lawsource® (includes book + digital download)

Bisel Publishing

SKU: 1-887024-20-4

2024 Edition

Includes book + digital download (link provided at checkout)

1 Volume, Soft-Cover
Published: January 2024 (Previous Editions: 1993-2023)
Most recent supplement/update: N/A

Library of Congress Control Number: 92-74441
ISBN: 1-887024-20-4

Important Note: In addition to published court opinions, this publication also contains Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions. These Memoranda Opinions have taken on a new importance. Beginning with cases dated May 1, 2019 and later, Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions of the PA Superior Court may be cited for persuasive authority.


This comprehensive soft-cover book (with free digital download) has been the resource that family law practitioners have relied on for over 20 years for all the state and federal statutes; regulations; Domestic Relations Code; and related Orphans’ Court, Juvenile Court, and appellate rules of procedure needed to practice effectively.  This best-selling 1200-page resource even has a 120-page consolidated Index to find exactly what you need immediately.  This edition includes many new cases, 29 new or amended Rules, and statutory changes to: Adoption, Support, Newborn Protection, Divorce, Custody, Protection of Sexual Violence Victims, Protection from Abuse, IRC. Coverage:  

New in this edition are Annotated Case Summaries of PA Domestic Relations Statutes and the Domestic Relations Rules of Procedure.

- Domestic Relations Code (Title 23)

- Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Statutes relating to: Crimes and Offenses, PEF Code, Judiciary, Labor, Military Affairs, and Names

- Federal Domestic Relations Statutes and Regulations relating to: Armed Forces, Bankruptcy, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Foreign Relations, Internal Revenue Code, Judiciary, Public Health and Welfare, and the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction   

- Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Rules of Procedure relating to: Protection from Abuse, Support, Custody and Visitation, Divorce and Annulment, Voluntary Mediation in Custody Actions, Orphans’ Court Rules—Adoption, Juvenile Court Procedure, and selected Rules of Appellate Procedure

- Regulations relating to Support from Relatives Not Living with the Client

- Comprehensive Consolidated Index 

This title is revised or supplemented every six months. In this way, frequent revision will permit the removal of obsolete references to amended or repealed laws or rules on an ongoing basis, and enable us to present a relevant and up-to-date product for ready reference.

The Explanatory Notes and Comments that are included with the court rules have been prepared by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee. They appear in the text following the particular rules to which they relate. These Explanatory Notes and Comments are not part of the rules and have not been officially adopted or promulgated by the Supreme Court.



Table of Contents

Domestic Relations Code
PART I. General Provisions
PART II. Marriage
PART III. Adoption
PART IV. Divorce
PART V. Support, Property and Contracts
PART VI. Children and Minors
PART VII. Abuse of Family
PART VIII. Uniform Interstate Family Support
PART VIII-A. Intrastate Family Support

Miscellaneous Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Statutes
TITLE 18. Crimes and Offenses
TITLE 20. Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code
TITLE 42. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
TITLE 43. Labor
TITLE 51. Military Affairs
TITLE 54. Names

Miscellaneous Federal Domestic Relations Statutes and Regulations—Selected Provisions
TITLE 10. Armed Forces
TITLE 11. Bankruptcy Code
TITLE 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure
TITLE 22. Foreign Relations and Intercourse
TITLE 26. Internal Revenue Code
TITLE 28. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
TITLE 42. The Public Health and Welfare
Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Domestic Relations Rules of Procedure
I. Protection from Abuse Act
II. Support
III. Custody and Visitation
IV. Divorce and Annulment
V. Rules Relating to Domestic Relations Matters Generally
VI. Rules Relating to Voluntary Mediation in Custody Actions
VII. Supreme Court Orphans' Court Rules—Adoptions
VIII. Pennsylvania Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure
IX. Selected Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure

Domestic Relations Regulations
  Support from Relations Not Living with the Client

Consolidated Index (Statutes and Rules)