Domestic Relations

  1. Exceptions filing Changes

    Effective Monday July 18, 2016 the process for filing exceptions to a Masters Recommendation has changed. Read on...
  2. Rule 1910.10 - Alternative Hearing Procedures

    AND NOW, this 26th day of May, 2016, the Court hereby Adopts Montgomery County Local Rule of Civil Procedure 1910.10*. Alternative Hearing Procedure. Read on...
  3. You can now begin the support application process online.

    Online requests use a series of questions to complete documents to be forwarded to your county Domestic Relations Section (DRS). Read on...
  4. Payments can now be made using MoneyGram!

    Non-custodial parents can now make payments using MoneyGram! Read on...
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ways we serve
The Montgomery County Domestic Relations Office establishes paternity and determines and enforces child and spousal support orders in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, statutes, and rules of civil procedure. 

  Available Services
About the Department Located in the city of Norristown, our department is one of 67 county domestic relations sections within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Domestic Relations is a part of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. It helps the court establish and enforce court orders for child support and spousal support. For more details, view the full description of the department

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Representation by an Attorney 
In all matters scheduled by the Domestic Relations Section, you have a right to have an attorney present, but it is not required. Attorneys can give you helpful advice about legal matters related to your case. The decision is yours as to whether or not you choose to have an attorney with you when you come to Domestic Relations. 

Occasionally, a person may be provided an attorney by the court at no charge. This most often happens when cases involve parties who are in different states or counties and in cases in which there is a question about the paternity of the child (who the father is). 

If you want to have a lawyer, but do not know one, you may seek one through the Montgomery County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service (in the Yellow Pages). 

Contact Disclaimer
Please do not telephone or write to any judge or hearing officer about your case. Judges and hearing officers are not permitted to give advice or discuss cases outside the courtroom or hearing room. Contact Domestic Relations using the contact info provided when you need help with your case.