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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-153



Philadelphia Family Court; Administrative Regulation 99-1

[29 Pa.B. 545]

   Effective March 1, 1999, a program will be instituted for the dismissal of all actions in divorce or annulment wherein no docket activity has occurred since January 1, 1996, and in which there was no prior entry of a final decree. The names of all cases falling within this definition shall hereafter be published in the Legal Intelligencer. Within 30 days following such publication, any affected party, acting through his/her attorney or pro se, may prevent dismissal of an action by filing a Certification in the office of the Clerk of the Family Court (Room B-16, 34 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia) that the case remains active. In the absence of the filing of such Certification, dismissal shall occur automatically without further notice to any party. All dismissals hereunder shall be without prejudice, and shall be subject to the right of any party to petition for reinstatement of an action for good cause shown.

   This order is only applicable to cases wherein no decree has been entered, and shall not affect the rights of parties to seek enforcement of decrees previously entered, regardless of their date.

Administrative Judge
Family Court Division

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-153. Filed for public inspection January 29, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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