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The Family Division, sometimes referred to as Family Court, is one of the three major divisions of the Court of Common Pleas. The Family Division consists of two major branches: the Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations. The Administrative Judge of the Family Division is the Honorable Kevin Dougherty.

Juvenile Branch programs include Juvenile Court Operations, Juvenile Probation, and Children and Youth Services (Adoptions).

Mario D'Adamo, Esquire, is the Deputy Court Administrator for the Juvenile Branch. His office is located on the 3rd floor of 1801 Vine Street and the phone number is (215) 686-4100, Fax (215) 854-0193

Kathy Grasela, is the chief of Court Operations, her office is located in room 238 of 1801 Vine Street, the phone number is (215) 686-4050. Ms. Grasela Manages the entire Juvenile operations, Prevention services, Substance Analysis unit, Dependant and Delinquent Operations, Adoptions unit, Truancy Court Operations, Fiscal and other Family Court Operations.

Faustino Castro-Jimenez is the Chief of Probation, his office ia located in Room 214, 1801 Vine Street, (215) 686-4103.

Juvenile courtrooms, juvenile probation, and other juvenile court services are located at 1801 Vine Street. The general information telephone number is (215) 686-4000. Twelve of the 25 judges assigned to the Family Division serve in Juvenile Court, and most have chambers in the Juvenile Court Building at 1801 Vine Street.

The Domestic Relations Division deals with paternity, support, custody, visitation, and divorce. Domestic violence cases are also assigned to the Domestic Relations Branch. The Supervising Judge is The Honorable Margaret T. Murphy.

Mary Lou Baker, is the Court Administrator, Domestic Relations Branch. Her office is located in Suite 304, 34 S. 11th Street and her phone number is (215) 686-9378, Fax (215) 686-8858.

The Domestic Relations Court Building is located at 34 S. 11th Street. The general information telephone number is (215) 686-7466. For information on payments and other case information, the phone number is (215) 686-7466. Eleven judges are assigned to Domestic Relations Court and have chambers at 34 S. 11th Street or 27 S. 12th Street.

The Office of the Clerk of Family Court is located in Room B-16, 34 S. 11th Street, (215) 686-3805 and petitions dealing with family court matters are filed here. The Clerk's office hours are 8am-4pm, Monday thru Friday.


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