Family Hearing Office

The Family Hearing Office assists parents in working out the terms of their shared custody agreement in a non-threatening, non-adversarial manner. For more information on Child Custody, see the answers to Frequently Asked Questions. You may also download forms used by the Family Hearing Office. The office in Warren serves both Warren and Forest Counties.

Contact Information

Warren County Courthouse
204 Fourth Avenue
Warren, PA 16365-2362

Phone: (814) 728-3488
Fax: (814) 728-3475

Office Hours

8:30 am – 12:00 Noon & 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday


The Family Hearing Office is located on the first floor of the Warren County Courthouse and is the third office on the right when entering from the Fifth Avenue entrance. Get directions to the Courthouse.

Office Staff

  • Shawn M. Estes, Esq. – Court Hearing Officer
  • Waylan Limberg – Office Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions


Complaint for Custody – Grandparents and Third Parties
Complaint for Custody – Parents
Criminal Record/Abuse History Verification
Custody Contempt Petition
Entry of Appearance of Self-Represented Party
Petition to Modify Custody
Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (Request Waiver of Filing Fee)