Several online systems will be unavailable all-day Sunday (5/28/17) while schedule maintenance is performed. The outage will include the Criminal, Civil & Orphans' Court E-Filing Systems, eSubpoena System (CP Civil), eDiscovery System (Criminal), Online Document Purchase (CP Civil) and the iFJD App for iphone & Android.

Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of MEMORIAL DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justiceter, 1301 Filbert St.

How Do I...?

File a document regarding Divorce
Filing Instructions
Where to File? 
You can file your petition at the Clerk of Family Court at t 1501 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA. 19102
It costs $328.98 to file for divorce
If you cannot pay the filing fee, you may be excused from paying the fee by filing a petition to proceed In Forma Pauperis (IFP). Ask for and fill out an IFP Petition. If you receive TANF or SSI benefits, please bring proof of same.
Number of copies of each pleading/form: Bring the original and two copies
Address of Filing Office: 
May be filed at the Clerk of Family Court, 1501 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA. 19102
Hours of Operation: 
Hours of Operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Local Rules:  See the Philadelphia Self Help No Fault Divorce Manual
Glossary of Terms: 
Divorce in Philadelphia County
Are included in the Divorce in Philadelphia County Brochure
Local Forms: 
Are included in the Philadelphia Self Help No Fault Divorce Manual


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