FAMILY COURT OF PHILADELPHIA

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION 97- 2

PROMULGATION OF CUSTODY PROCEDURES

AND NOW, this 2nd day of June, 1997, in order to facilitate the processing of custody cases and to establish procedures for pending and future custody cases, and to encourage the use of mediation for resolution of custody disputes where appropriate, it is hereby ORDERED and DECREED as follows:

1. Administrative Regulation 96-2 establishing mandatory mediation orientation for petitions to modify custody is hereby rescinded.

2. Administrative Regulation 93-1 establishing custody mediation procedures and forms is hereby reinstated pending promulgation of revised custody mediation procedures.

3. All pending petitions seeking custody, partial custody, and/or visitation, or petitions seeking modification of prior custody orders, which were filed prior to March 1, 1997, shall be listed before a Domestic Relations Judge for disposition.

4. All custody petitions filed on or after March 1, 1997, shall be processed as follows:

DATE: 6/2/97 PAUL P. PANEPINTO
ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE,
FAMILY COURT JUDGE
ALLAN L. TERESHKO
SUPERVISING JUDGE
DOMESTIC RELATIONS BRANCH


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