2010-11-18 / Local & State

Van Horn Appointed To Domestic Relations Committee

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced Monday the appointment of the Hon. Carol L. Van Horn to the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee.

Judge Van Horn, who presides in the Common Pleas Court of Franklin and Fulton counties, was appointed to the committee for a term of three years.

The Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee was crated by the Supreme Court on June 30, 1987. The committee is designed to simplify domestic relations practice by recommending amendments to the procedural rules relating to support, custody, divorce and protection from abuse.

The committee also reviews new legislation and court decisions to ensure that the rules conform with developments in the law as well as the realities of domestic relations practice. It is the goal of the committee to promote statewide uniformity of practice, to streamline procedure and to encourage the expeditious disposition of family law matters.

Committee members include family law judges, practitioners and a district court administrator. Members are appointed to threeyear terms.

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