Child Custody Services
The Child Custody Services Office is currently operating under a normal schedule and conducting mediations and partial custody hearings in person. All parties and attorneys appearing for proceedings in the office who have not been fully vaccinated must wear a mask.
Forms are available for filing an initial custody complaint and for filing petitions for modification or contempt. These forms can also be purchased in a printed packet with instructions from the Fayette County Law Library for $13.
The Child Custody Services Office conducts mediations and hearings regarding legal and physical custody of minor children between parents, grandparents, and third parties.
- Our office cannot provide legal advice regarding custody cases. If you are in need of legal advice regarding your case, please contact an attorney.
- The Child Custody Services Office is not a filing office. Complaints, motions, pleadings, and other documents should be filed with the Prothonotary or the Court Administrator's Office, as appropriate.
- Parties are only permitted to speak with the mediator or hearing officer assigned to their case during scheduled mediation conferences and hearings. The mediators/hearing officers cannot provide legal advice to parties.
- The Child Custody Services does not conduct custody trials, custody motions, or matters relating to child support.