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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-5



Consolidated Rules of Court; No. 67 Misc. 2014

[45 Pa.B. 11]
[Saturday, January 3, 2015]

Adopting Order

Now, this 15th day of December, 2014, it is hereby Ordered:

 1. Somerset County Rule Of Civil Procedure 1915.3, subparagraph D., a copy of which follows is hereby adopted as a Som.R.C.P. 1915.3(D), effective thirty (30) days after publication in The Pennsylvania Bulletin and on the Unified Judicial System Portal.

 2. The Somerset County Court Administrator is directed to:

 A. File one (1) certified copy of this Order and the following local Rule with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

 B. Distribute two (2) certified copies of this Order along with electronic copy to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 C. File one (1) certified copy of this Order with the Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rule Committee.

 D. File proof of compliance with this Order in the docket for this Order, which shall include a copy of each transmittal letter.

President Judge

Rule 1915.3.

 D. All parties who are named in a complaint for custody or a petition to modify an existing custody order shall be given an order to attend and complete a Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS) Seminar presented by the Somerset County Child Custody and Visitation Office. The FOCUS Seminar shall be scheduled to take place prior to the initial custody mediation conference. No party may be granted primary physical custody or shared physical custody of a child without having completed the FOCUS Seminar. A party who demonstrates that he/she has successfully completed a FOCUS Seminar within the preceding three years shall be excused from attending the Seminar.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-5. Filed for public inspection January 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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