Family Matters

Family matters at the Common Pleas level are filed in the Prothonotary’s Office, Courthouse, Norristown. Hours of Operation. Fees associated with all filings - Fee Schedule

Instructional Packets include all required forms. All packets/forms are also available on the Prothonotary’s website under Forms.


Instructional Packet – Complaint for Divorce (not yet created)

Form - Motion for Appointment of a Master in Divorce

Custody or Visitation

Resource Manual - Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section - Custody Resource Manual
Instructional Packet – Complaint for Custody
Instructional Packet – Petition to Intervene in Custody
Instructional Packet – Petition to Modify Custody
Instructional Packet – Petition for Contempt of Custody
Instructional Packet – Notice of Proposed Relocation
Blank Form -- Detail Custody Agreement Form
Blank Form -- Simple Custody Agreement Form

Protection from Abuse

You must appear in person any day Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This allows you ample time to see the Judge. To qualify for a protection from abuse order, there must be either a family relationship or an intimate relationship with the person you want to file for protection from.

The following is an informative video about the steps involved in obtaining a Protection From Abuse Order at the Montgomery County Courthouse:

WCMC PFA from WCMC Videos on Vimeo.

After hours, call 610-275-1222 and ask for the Magisterial District Judge who is on call. 

Exceptions to Masters Recommendation

Instructional Packet -- Exceptions to Recommendation of Conference Office Master