Domestic Relations

  1. Domestic Relations Section Current COVID-19 Operations

    Effective Monday, June 1, 2020 the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Office will resume operations pursuant to the courts reopening plans but will remain closed to the public until further notice. Read on...
  2. Required Support Hearing Forms with adopted Local Rule Change

    Effective Wednesday, January 2, 2019 the below forms Read on...
  3. Make Your Child Support Payment Online

    Non-custodial parents now have (3) convenient and secure ways to pay their support payments online. Read on...
  4. 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...
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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
 
 

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.