In most cases, a child support order in Pennsylvania terminated when the child emancipates (turns 18 years old and has graduated from high school). Any arrears that remain due after a child has emancipated continue to be collected until paid in full.
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Bucks County Domestic Relations Section, a department within the Family Court Division, enters, modifies, and enforces orders for child support, spousal support, and alimony pendente lite, and establishes paternity for children on support cases who were born out of wedlock.
To address custody, visitation, protection from abuse, or divorce, contact the Prothonotary Office at 215-348-6822.
No, you can file online on the Pennsylvania Child Support website or through the mail. Learn more about Filing for Support.
Print the Conference Documents Checklist and submit all required documents at least one week prior to your scheduled conference. Learn more about Conferences and Hearings.
Complete the Contact My DRS Form (.PDF, .tif, .tiff formats only).
Conferences are held with officers and if an agreement is reached, a final order is entered. If no agreement is reached, a temporary order may be entered and a hearing will be scheduled in front of a Judge, who will enter a final order.
Beginning April 18, 2022, all Domestic Relations Section (DRS) conferences are being conducted in person.
All Domestic Relations Section (DRS) hearings are being conducted in person. If you would like to participate virtually, contact our office.
Day of Conference, Purge, and Contempt payments that are ordered at a conference or a hearing are accepted at our Doylestown and Bristol office locations. View payment options for all other payments. Learn more about Paying Support.
Support payments are paid via direct deposit into a checking or savings account or loaded onto a stored value debit MasterCard. Learn more about Receiving Support.
Yes, email or call Domestic Relations at 215-340-8068 for assistance.
Print the Unreimbursed Expense Instructions and complete the form(s) that applies to your request, Summary of Additional Expenses or the Summary of Medical and/or Dental Bills.
Visit the Pennsylvania Child Support website or call PA SCDU at 877-727-7238
Complete the Contact My DRS Form, to request enforcement.
Complete the Contact My DRS Form, to request a payment history.
Complete the Contact My DRS Form, to request a copy of your order.
Contact our office immediately at 215-348-6843. Learn more about Warrants.
Paternity testing is done using a buccal swab (swabbing inside the cheek). Learn more about Paternity.
Yes, your personal information, such as your address, telephone number, and employer can be kept confidential from the other party. Email or call Domestic Relations at 215-340-8068 for additional information.
Learn more about the Annual Federal User Fee.