Rule 1910.4. Commencement of Action. Fee.

 (a)  An action shall be commenced by filing a complaint with the domestic relations section of the court of common pleas.

   Official Note

   For the form of the complaint, see Pa.R.C.P. No. 1910.27(a).

   See Pa.R.C.P. No. 1930.1(b). To the extent this rule applies to actions not governed by other legal authority regarding confidentiality of information and documents in support actions or that attorneys or unrepresented parties file support-related confidential information and documents in non-support actions (e.g., divorce, custody), the Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania shall apply.

   Section 961 of the Judicial Code, 42 Pa.C.S. §  961, provides that each court of common pleas shall have a domestic relations section.

 (b) No filing fee shall be required in advance.


   The provisions of this Rule 1910.4 amended May 31, 2000, effective July 1, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 3155; amended January 5, 2018, effective January 6, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 477; amended June 1, 2018, effective July 1, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 3520. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (390082).

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