Divorce Master


The Cumberland County Divorce Master's Office is under the supervision of the Court Administrator and the Court of Common Pleas. 

It was established as an adjunct of the Court for the specific purpose of providing a procedure for the processing and hearing of all contested divorce cases in the county.

The office consists of: 

  • The Divorce Master
  • Court reporter / office manager
  • Part-time law clerk

About the Master

The full-time Master is an attorney with particular experience in family law matters. The Master is appointed to a case following the filing of a motion to the Court signed by 1 of the 5 Common Pleas Court Judges. Upon being appointed, the Master begins the procedure established to bring the case to settlement or trial. 

The Divorce Master does not offer legal advice to the public. Unless a party is acting pro se, the Master deals exclusively with the attorneys representing each of the parties.