Divorce Hearing Masters
What We Do
The Divorce Masters Office is part of the Family Law Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Hearing Masters are appointed by the court to conduct hearings and make recommendations in divorce cases where the parties have been unable to resolve issues involving fault divorce, irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, distribution of property, alimony, or related economic claims. Claims for alimony pendente lite (temporary alimony paid prior to the entry of a divorce decree) are filed with the Divorce Masters Office, although some are then referred to the Domestic Relations Office. For a more detailed description of how the divorce masters system works, visit our FAQ page.
The Divorce Masters Office does not provide legal advice or represent individual parties in divorce actions. Those seeking advice or representation should contact the 'Attorney Connection,' also known as the Lawyer Referral Service of the York County Bar Association. Inquiries about the status of particular divorce actions and requests for copies of divorce decrees should be directed to the Prothonotary.