Self-Help (Pro Se) Materials

Consumer Materials

Money Judgments: How to protect your property from being taken as a result of a monetary judgment against you

Utility Shut Off: How to prevent a shut off with a medical certification

Credit Card debt issues: Filing a response to a complaint for a credit card debt in the Court of Common Pleas (preliminary objections)

Credit Card debt issues: Sending a no contact letter to a debt collector

Family Materials

Custody: link to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania

Divorce: link to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania

Child Support: link to the Department of Public Welfare

Housing Materials

Public Housing: Filing an appeal of a grievance hearing (statutory appeal)

All types of rental housing: Filing an appeal of an eviction action in the Court of Common Pleas

All types of rental housing: How to get your security deposit back

Employment Materials

Wages: How to file a wage claim against an employer for unpaid wages

Driver’s License: How to regain your Driver’s License

Expungements: How to get your criminal record expunged in Allegheny County

UC Benefits: How to file an appeal of the Referee’s decision denying benefits

The contents and materials for this site have been prepared using a generous grant from the Allegheny County Bar Foundation.

REMEMBER. The law often changes. Each case is different. This pamphlet is meant to give you general information and not to give you specific legal advice. Please use the information found in this brochure carefully since the law is constantly changing and the information may not accurately reflect any changes in the law that occurred following the creation and publication of the brochure.