Should I bring my children to court?

Generally, children should not be brought to a private (non-CYS) custody hearing unless you are instructed by the Court to bring them. 

If children are required to attend a hearing, please prepare for an extended amount of time at the courthouse.  You should always bring enough supplies, such as food and diapers, for several hours.

A child being adopted should always be brought to their adoption hearing. 

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1. How do I start a custody action?
2. How do I modify a custody action?
3. When are Family Court Motions?
4. How do I request a continuance of my custody-related matter?
5. How do I obtain a copy of my existing custody order?
6. How do I request information about an adoption that took place in Luzerne County?
7. May I speak to the Judge or Hearing Officer presiding over my case?
8. Should I bring my children to court?
9. What Court staff is available to help me with my legal issue?
10. How do I obtain a transcript of my court proceeding?
11. Is divorce paperwork available to self-represented litigants?