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§ 4606. Guardian.

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(a)  Petition.–Any public body or public agency caring for or assisting any indigent person may petition the court of common pleas, if the person is of full age, or the orphans’ court, if the person is a minor, for a rule to show cause why the public body, public agency or some other person appointed […]

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§ 4605. Recovery of money.

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(a)  Recovery.–Whenever any person shall become a public charge or receive public assistance, the public body or public agency caring for or furnishing the assistance to the person may sue for and recover any sum of money which is due the person. (b)  Manner of suit.–A suit under subsection (a) shall be brought in the […]

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§ 4604. Property liable for expenses.

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(a)  General rule.–Except as limited by subsection (c), the following apply: (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), the personal property of an indigent person shall be liable for the expenses incurred by a public body or public agency for the support, maintenance, assistance and burial of: (i)  the indigent person; (ii)  the spouse of the indigent […]

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§ 4603. Relatives’ liability; procedure.

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(a)  Liability.– (1)  Except as set forth in paragraph (2), all of the following individuals have the responsibility to care for and maintain or financially assist an indigent person, regardless of whether the indigent person is a public charge: (i)  The spouse of the indigent person. (ii)  A child of the indigent person. (iii)  A […]

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§ 4602. Definitions.

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The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: “Court.”  A court of common pleas and the Philadelphia Municipal Court. “Department.”  The Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth.

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§ 4366. Other enforcement remedies preserved.

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This subchapter and other provisions of this chapter do not remove from the plaintiff the rights to any other existing remedies to enforce a support order, including, but not limited to, the right of the plaintiff to institute proceedings against the real or personal property of the defendant.

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§ 4364. Credit to plaintiff who purchases property.

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(a)  General rule.–If the plaintiff spouse becomes the purchaser at the execution sale, the plaintiff shall be entitled to a credit on the purchase price thereof for the sum of money found by the court to represent the plaintiff’s share in the property and also for the sums of money due the plaintiff from the […]

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§ 4363. Trustee to distribute proceeds of sale.

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(a)  Appointment of trustee.–The court shall, at the time of the hearing or thereafter, appoint a trustee who shall receive from the sheriff the proceeds of the sale of the property after the costs have been paid. (b)  Disposition of proceeds.–The trustee shall, out of the proceeds, pay to the plaintiff spouse the sum of […]

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§ 4362. Plaintiff’s share of proceeds of sale.

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(a)  General rule.–The plaintiff spouse shall be entitled, out of the proceeds of this sale, to such sums of money as represents the share in the property, based on the proportionate part of the original purchase money furnished by the plaintiff spouse for the purchase of the property. (b)  Petition to court.–The plaintiff spouse may […]

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