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Pennsylvania Family Law

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Primary source materials like statutes, court rules, and caselaw may also need to be consulted; see the PA Law guides for how to access these primary source materials.

Finding Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias often provide a concise summary of the law. Pennsylvania has two major encyclopedic law sets: Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia and Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence. Both include information on various family law matters. See below for more details.

Treatises and Practice Aids

The following member database includes information on family law in Pennsylvania. Members must be logged in to to access this database. This database is also available in the library.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
Also on the library's Lexis computers and in print.

The following print resources include information on family law in Pennsylvania. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers and the LexisNexis Digital Library.

Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence 2d: Family Law (vols. 15 & 15A) West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Family Law" (vols. 15 & 15A). Library also has previous edition.