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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-367



Adoption of Local Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 1920.42(d)*(3)—Verification of Defendant's Signature; No. 2011-00001

[41 Pa.B. 1169]
[Saturday, March 5, 2011]


And Now, this 15th day of February, 2011, the Court adopts Montgomery County Local Rule of Civil Procedure 1920.42(d)*(3)—Verification of Defendant's Signature. This Rule shall become effective thirty days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 The Court Administrator is directed to publish this Order once in the Montgomery County Law Reporter and in The Legal Intelligencer. In conformity with Pa.R.C.P. 239, one (1) certified copy of the within Order shall be filed by the Court Administrator with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. Two (2) certified copies shall be distributed to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. One (1) certified copy shall be filed with the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee. One (1) copy shall be filed with the Prothonotary, one (1) copy with the Clerk of Courts, and one (1) copy with the Court Administrator of Montgomery County, one (1) copy with the Law Library of Montgomery County and one (1) copy with each Judge of this Court.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 1920.42(d)*(3). Verification of Defendant's Signature.

 (3) Upon the filing of the Praecipe to Transmit in a divorce action where the defendant has no attorney of record and the defendant has not appeared for any proceeding before the Court, the plaintiff shall execute and file a Verification of Defendant's Signature in the following form:



 I,      , hereby state that I am the Plaintiff in the above-captioned divorce matter, that I am familiar with the signature of Defendant, and that the signature that appears on the following document(s) is that of the Defendant.

Check all that apply:

__ Acceptance of Service of the Divorce Complaint

__ Signature on Certified Mail Receipt

__ Property Settlement Agreement dated ____ (insert date)

__ Affidavit of Consent under Section 3301(c) of the Divorce Code

__ Affidavit under Section 3301(d) of the Divorce Code

__ Counter-affidavit under Section 3301(c) or 3301(d) of the Divorce Code (circle the applicable section)

__ Waiver of Notice of Intention to Transmit the Record

__ Other (if this section applies, list the documents(s)):

 I verify that the statements made in this Verification of Defendant's Signature are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that false statements made herein are subject to the penalties of 18 Pa.C.S. § 4904 relating to unsworn falsification to authorities.

Date:               ______

Signature of Plaintiff

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-367. Filed for public inspection March 4, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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