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Divisions or programs of the court that accept and file actions, petitions, motions or other applications from the public for the purpose of obtaining a ruling or order directing some action in favor of the applicant. Court filings are generally completed by a lawyer on behalf of a client, though some jurisdictions may permit (but not recommend) filing by clients on their own behalf.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Carbon County Domestic RelationsTo establish and collect support for children and dependent spouses, enforce financial and medical orders, establish paternity and locate absent parents.CarbonCarbon County Domestic RelationsCarbon County Domestic Relations
County of Berks - Clerk of CourtsPrepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Collects fines and costs for criminal convictions of Court of Common Pleas. Maintains road dockets and Liquor Control Board appeals. Maintains the road docket for all municipal subdivisions. Prepares all commitments for defendants taken into custody. Provide courtroom clerk for judges of the criminal divisions.BerksCourthouseCounty of Berks
County of Berks - Domestic RelationsTo serve the public by providing child support services as authorized by law. They establish, modify and enforce orders of support and provide support collection services for children and families in an effective and efficient manner, making prudent use of public resources.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
County of Berks - Protection from Abuse- PFADomestic violence protection requests/petitions. Protection order coordination. Emergency PFAs can be obtained from Reading Central Court on 1st Floor of courthouse after 7:00pm and on weekends.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
County of Berks - ProthonotaryChief Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Handles Family Court filings (Protection from Abuse, divorces and custody matters). Chief Notary for County of Berks in civil cases. Records judgements and liens (local, state, and federal). Distributes immigration information. Records and maintains records for all civil cases. Agent for application of passports.BerksCourthouseCounty of Berks
County of Berks - Register of WillsResponsible for the probate of all estates for decedents dying in the County of Berks. Collects inheritance tax for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Issues marriage licenses. Maintains the dockets of all probate proceedings. Serves as Clerks of Orphans' Court. Maintains all records of adoptions and guardianship in the Orphans' Court division of the Court of Common Pleas. Serves as presiding officer in all probate hearings. Under special circumstances, the Register will perform probates and take marriage license applications in the home, assisted living facility or hospital of the citizen in need of our services.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
Northampton County Domestic RelationsTo establish and collect support for children and dependent spouses, enforce financial and medical orders, establish paternity and locate absent parents. NorthamptonNorthampton County Domestic Relations SectionNorthampton County Domestic Relations Section
Somerset County Government Child Support Petition Filing OfficeDivision or program of the court that accepts and files petitions related to establishment of or modifications to child support orders or health insurance provision requirements.SomersetDomestic Relations DepartmentSomerset County Government

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