Family Division

The Family Division, sometimes referred to as Family Court, is one of the three major divisions of the Court of Common Pleas. The Family Court of Philadelphia, located at 1501 Arch Street<, consists of two major branches: Juvenile and Domestic Relations. The Administrative Judge of the Family Division is the Honorable Margaret T. Murphy. The Supervising Judge is the Honorable Walter J. Olszewski

There are 25 Judges assigned to the Family Division.

The Juvenile Branch has jurisdiction over delinquency, dependency, termination of parental rights and adoption proceedings.

Juvenile Branch services include new case initiation, Juvenile Court Operations, Juvenile Probation, hildren and Youth Services (Adoptions) and Support Services.

Mario D'Adamo, Esquire, and Katherine T. Grasela arethe Deputy Court Administrators for the Juvenile Branch. Their offices are located on the 14th floor and the phone number is (215) 686-4100, Fax (215) 854-0193

Faustino Castro-Jimenez is the Chief of Juvenile Probation his office is located on the 10th Floor and the phone number is (215) 686-4103.

Juvenile courtrooms, juvenile probation, and other juvenile court services are located at The Family Court of Philadelphia. The general information telephone number is (215) 686-4000.

Domestic Relations 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 Walter J. Olszewski

Domestic Violence cases are also assigned to the Domestic Relations Branch. Mary Lou Baker, is the Deputy Court Administrator for the Domestic Relations Branch. Her office is located on the 14th Floor and her phone number is (215) 686-9378, Fax (215) 686-8858.

The general information telephone number for Domestic Relations is (215) 686-4000. For information on payments and other case information, the phone number is (215) 686-7466.

Petitions dealing with family court matters are filed at the Office of the Clerk of Family Court, located on the 11th floor. The Clerk's office hours are 8am-4pm, Monday thru Friday.

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