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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-1490


Title 255--LOCAL


Consolidated Rules of Court; C. A. No. 5 of 1992

[33 Pa.B. 3728]


   And Now, this 17th day of July, 2003, it is Ordered:

   1.  The following amendment to the Greene County Rules of Procedure (G.Co.R.) is adopted as a Rule of this Court, effective September 1, 2003 or thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, whichever is later.

   2.  The Court Administrator of Greene County shall:

   (a)  File ten (10) certified copies of this Order and the following Rule with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts;

   (b)  Distribute two (2) certified copies of this Order and the following Rule to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   (c)  File one (1) certified copy of this Order and the following Rule with the Pennsylvania Civil Procedure Rules Committee;

   (d)  File proof of compliance with this order in the docket at the above number and term, which shall include a copy of each letter of transmittal; and

   (e)  Cause a copy of this Order and the attached Rule to be published one (1) time in the Greene Reports.

   It is further Ordered that on the effective date of the following local rule, all previous local rules shall remain in effect.

By the Court

President Judge

Local Rule G1915.1.  Seminar for Separating or Divorcing Parents

   All parties to Custody Actions filed on or after September 1, 2003, where the interests of children under the age of eighteen (18) years are involved, shall, unless excused by the Court, complete a program entitled the Seminar for Separating or Divorcing Parents (the ''Seminar'').

   All parties shall register for the first available Seminar after the date the defendant has been served with process. Counsel for the plaintiff shall require the plaintiff to register for the Seminar and shall have a copy of the attached Notice and Registration Form served on the defendant at the same time as the Complaint.

   Failure of a party to successfully complete the Seminar will result in sanctions by the Court, including contempt.

   Every Complaint in Custody shall set forth in a separate attached statement, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the parties, and the names and ages of all children under the age of eighteen (18) years. This Rule shall become effective September 1, 2003 or not less than thirty (30) days after the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


   All parents of children under 18 years of age and who are involved in child custody or divorce litigation are required by the Greene County Court to attend an educational seminar. The seminar deals with the subject of how children cope with separation and divorce. Failure to complete the seminar will result in appropriate sanctions by the Court.

   This seminar is a four hour program presented by qualified counselors under a contract with the Court. Catholic Charities is licensed to conduct this seminar which is a copyrighted program and which has no religious content and is not in any way controlled by the Catholic Church. It is held in the Catholic Charities Office, 95 East High Street, Room 107, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Parents need not attend the same session and children are NOT to be brought.

   Please call Catholic Charities at (724) 627-6410 to determine the next available seminar date. Return the registration form below and your $45.00 check, payable to ''Catholic Charities'' within 10 days to:

Catholic Charities
95 East High Street, Room 107
Waynesburg, PA 15370



Please PRINT

Names on Complaint or Petition:   Case Number:
vs.                                             No. ______ of 20 __
Your Name: __________
Your Address: __________
Home Phone: ______ Work Phone: ______ Ext. ______
Please schedule me for the following session:
Date: ______ Time:______
____ DO NOT schedule me for the same session as the other parent
( _________________ )
  Name of other parent
Your Signature

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1490. Filed for public inspection August 1, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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