Domestic Relations

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A Judicial emergency has been declared in the 38th judicial district which currently extends thru April 30, 2020

Subject: Montgomery County Domestic Relations Section Alert
Importance: High

Due to the current COVID‐19 situation, a judicial emergency was declared on March 12, 2020 in the 38th Judicial District of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. All Domestic Relations Section hearings and conferences previously scheduled during the period of time covered by the judicial emergency are cancelled. Once the judicial emergency has been lifted, we will begin the process of rescheduling all cancelled hearings and conferences. Please visit the Montgomery County of Common Pleas website,  www.montcopa.org/285/County‐Courts, for continued updates on court operations.

Please go to our website, www.montcopa.org/DRO for updated information regarding the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Section office. During this time, we encourage you to check your case by visiting the Commonwealth’s child support website at www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws.

To get the latest information and updates regarding COVID‐19, please visit the Montco COVID‐19 Data Hub at www.montcopa.org/COVID‐19.

Thank you,

Montgomery County Domestic Relations

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  1. Required Support Hearing Forms with adopted Local Rule Change

    Effective Wednesday, January 2, 2019 the below forms Read on...
  2. You can now begin the support application process online.

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  3. Payments can now be made using MoneyGram!

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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

 

Resources


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
 
 

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.