All custody actions start with the preparation and filing of a custody complaint; Dauphin County is no exception.  In addition to preparing and filing the custody complaint, the plaintiff to the action must also prepare and file his/her Criminal Record/Abuse History Verification form and a Prior Court Involvement Statement.  These documents are filed simultaneously with the custody complaint.  Currently Dauphin County does not require its custody participants to fill out and file a Proposed Parenting Plan prior to participating in a custody conciliation conference. (Continue reading).