decided: December 21, 1978.
BETTY L. SEAL, APPELLANT,
ROGER B. SEAL
No. 53 March Term, 1978, Appeal of Betty L. Seal from the Order of February 10, 1978, of the Court of Common Pleas of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Civil Division No. 1978-125
David R. Woodward, Chambersburg, for appellant.
No appearance entered nor brief submitted for appellee.
Cercone, Hester and Hoffman, JJ. Hoffman, J., dissents for the reasons stated in his dissenting opinions in Moskol v. Moskol,
Author: Per Curiam
[ 261 Pa. Super. Page 230]
Appellant is the plaintiff in a divorce action. She contends that she should be excused from the payment of all costs in the prosecution of the action by reason of her indigency. She supports herself and her two children with public assistance payments of $294 per month. The costs of filing and service of the complaint would be $23.75. The court below found that appellant had the ability to pay this sum, and therefore entered an order requiring her to pay filing fees and sheriff's costs, and excusing her from the payment of all other costs in prosecuting the action. We find no abuse of discretion. Moskol v. Moskol, 247 Pa. Super. 181, 371 A.2d 1387 (1977); Nicholson v. Nicholson, 247 Pa. Super. 172, 371 A.2d 1383 (1977).
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