Domestic Relations

ANNOUNCEMENT

UPDATE - 5/26/20

The Domestic Relations Office continues to be closed to the public.   Support conferences are being scheduled and will be heard through teleconference.  Parties will receive instructions on how to participate in support conferences in the mail with their scheduling notice.  Specific case information can be obtained at www.childsupport.state.pa.us 

Additional inquiries can be made by mail to Lancaster County Domestic Relations P.O. Box 83479 Lancaster, PA 17608-3479 or email at DROConf@co.Lancaster.pa.us Or DROCMSU@co.Lancaster.pa.us  

You can file a new support complaint or a petition to modify an existing support Order and make payments on your support case online at www.childsupport.state.pa.us


Where can we find more information about the stimulus?
FAQs available from the IRS: 
https://fiscal.treasury.gov/top/faqs-for-the-public-covid-19.html and 
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know

Child Support Services


Domestic Relations (DRS) is the provider of child support services in Lancaster County under the federal child support program (Title IV-D). These services include: 
  • Enforcement of support orders - financial and medical provisions of support orders
  • Filing services for child support, spousal support, and/or alimony pendente lite actions
  • Paternity establishment
  • Support order establishment and modification of existing support orders    
The information provided through this web page is specific to Lancaster County DRS. Visit the Pennsylvania Child Support Program website for more general information or call the Pennsylvania Child Support Helpline at 800-932-0211.  
 
DRS employees provide general information to the public about the Pennsylvania Child Support Program and the services offered by DRS. However, employees are not permitted to provide you with specific legal advice. If you have legal questions about paternity or support matters, you should contact an attorney. If you do not have an attorney and want to retain one, you may call the Lancaster Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 717-393-0737. Child support program information is also available at the Court Self Help Center.

Existing Cases 


If you have an existing support case in DRS, you can register on the state child support website to obtain specific information about your support case including payment information. You can also choose to receive email and/or text message notifications for payments received and scheduled appointments. Information can also be obtained by calling DRS customer service during regular business hours, Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 717-299-8141.
 
In the FAQs you will find general information by topic related to the child support program and available child support services in Lancaster County. Forms are available for download under some topics. If you do not find the answer to your question, please contact DRS.

NOTICE:
3rd parties should not enter the Domestic Relations Lobby area.   Anyone not named in the support action will be asked to leave the Domestic Relations office for safety purposes.   Please do not bring children with you to the office unless you are bringing them with you for paternity establishment purposes