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Petition To Proceed In Forma Pauperis - Pennsylvania
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PETITION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (IFP) INSTRUCTION SHEET A Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (IFP) may be filed if you do not have the necessary funds required for filing a complaint or petition for custody or support. If you currently receive Department of Public Welfare or SSI benefits, you will need to complete the IFP Petition and provide proof of your benefits. If you do not receive these benefits and are requesting that the Court permit you to proceed IFP, you will need to complete the IFP Petition and the Poverty Affidavit. 1. Complete, date and sign the In Forma Pauperis Petition and Poverty Affidavit (if necessary) with as much information as you have. (detailed instructions included) 2. File the completed IFP petition with the complaint, petition, or motion you are filing with the Court by mailing or hand-delivering them in person to: Clerk of Court 1133 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19107 You will not have to pay a filing fee on the complaint, petition, or motion while the Court is reviewing and deciding your IFP petition. 3. If the petition is granted, you will not have to pay a filing fee on the petition or on any other documents you file in your case. If the Court denies the petition, you will be required to pay the filing fee for your complaint, petition, or motion within ten (10) days, or the complaint, petition or motion will be rejected. HOW TO FILL IN THE PETITION: HEADING (CAPTION). Fill in the names of the plaintiff and defendant in the heading of the petition exactly as they appear in the initial custody complaint. The plaintiff is the person who filed the custody complaint. The defendant is the person against whom the custody action was filed. The plaintiff and defendant keep those titles throughout the case. Check off the type of action for which you are filing by marking the appropriate box in the heading. The Domestic Relations Number (D.R. No.) is the number assigned your case by the Court. You can find this number in the caption of your Complaint for Custody. The PASCES number is the number assigned by the Court to your support case. If you have never filed a previous complaint in custody or support, the Court will assign you a number. American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com LINE 1. Check off whether you are the Plaintiff or the Defendant in the case and fill in the amount of the filing fee. LINE 2. Stays the same. LINE 3. Check off whether or not you are receiving DPW or SSA benefits and the type you are receiving if applicable. If you receive these benefits, you will need to show proof to the Court. If you do not receive DPW assistance or SSI, you will need to complete the Poverty Affidavit. VERIFICATION Date and sign that the statements you have made are true. Fill in your address under your signature. ORDER SECTION Do NOT complete anything in this section. The Court will complete this section if your request to proceed IFP is granted. HOW TO FILL IN THE POVERTY AFFIDAVIT You need only complete the Poverty Affidavit if you are requesting to proceed IFP and do NOT receive Department of Public Welfare (DPW) assistance or SSI. HEADING (CAPTION). Fill in the names of the plaintiff and defendant in the heading of the petition exactly as they appear in the initial custody complaint. The plaintiff is the person who filed the custody complaint. The defendant is the person against whom the custody action was filed. The plaintiff and defendant keep those titles throughout the case. The Domestic Relations Number (D.R. No.) is the number assigned your case by the Court. You can find this number in the caption of your Complaint for Custody. The PASCES number is the number assigned by the Court to your support case. If you have never filed a previous complaint in custody or support, the Court will assign you a number. American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com LINE 1. Fill in your name and check whether you are the Plaintiff or the Defendant in the case. LINE 2. Stays the same. LINE 3a. Fill in your name, address and social security number. LINE 3b. If you are currently working, fill in your employer's name, address, the amount you earn a month and the type of work you do. LINE 3c. If you are not currently working, provide information regarding when you last worked and the amount you earned a month. This section also deals with any additional income which you may have had within the past 12 months. Fill in the amounts in the appropriate spaces. LINE 3d. This section deals with additional income that may be contributed to the home by a spouse, parent, child or other source. LINE 3e. Fill in any amounts related to the type of property indicated. If the amount is zero (0), indicate that. LINE 3f. List any outstanding financial obligations that you owe. LINE 3g. American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com List the name of any person(s) relying upon you for financial support. Include the ages of your children and the relationship to you of any adult to whom you provide support. LINE 4. Stays the same LINE 5. DATE AND SIGN THE VERIFICATION THAT THE STATEMENTS YOU HAVE MADE ARE TRUE AND CORRECT. SIGN AND DATE THE POVERTY AFFIDAVIT. American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY : : : : : : : : : Plaintiff vs. FAMILY COURT DIVISION Custody Partial Custody Visitation Support D.R. No.: PACSES No.: Defendant PETITION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS TO THE HONORABLE, THE JUDGES OF SAID COURT: (1) I am the (check one) PLAINTIFF DEFENDANT in the above matter and because of my financial condition I am unable to pay the required filing fee of $ . (2) pay this fee. (3) I am unable to obtain funds from anyone, including my family and associates, to Check one: I am currently a recipient of the following type(s) of Benefits from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare or Social Security Administration: (Check all that apply and be prepared to present to the filing clerk supporting documentation that you are currently receiving the benefits(s)) 9 cash benefits 9 medical benefits 9 SSI I am not currently receiving cash or medical Public Assistance benefits, but I am attaching a completed Poverty Affidavit that verifies my financial condition, and why I cannot afford to pay the aforementioned filing fee. I verify that the statement made in this Petition, and attached Poverty Affidavit (if applicable), are true and correct. I understand that false statements herein are made subject to the penalties of 18 Pa.C.