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Effective June 1, 2020, all Domestic Relations establishment conferences and hearings are conducted by telephone.  Parties will receive notice in the mail of all scheduled events.

BCDRS directs clients to contact the Client Service Unit at 215-340-8068, or email their inquiries to CSBucks@PACSES.com, to have their support questions addressed.  Clients are also encouraged to utilize the Child Support website and Bucks County Domestic Relations website to answer frequently asked questions. 

BCDRS places Frequently Used Documents on this website for clients to use.  The forms include Defendant Payment Options, Direct Deposit Enrollment Form, Payment Instructions, Unreimbursed Medical Expenses Information Sheet, and Unreimbursed Medical Expenses Summary Form. 

If you wish to apply for support services, go to www.childsupport.state.pa.us.

Court Hearings

Bucks County Domestic Relations Section schedules prompt court hearings.

Court hearings are held approximately 3 to 4 weeks from the date of the conference. Court notices advise you to appear at 8:30 a.m. Domestic Relations Officers attempt to work out agreements prior to parties seeing the Judge. Parties may represent themselves or hire an attorney.

In contempt matters, parties listed for contempt run the risk of incarceration. Assistant Public Defenders are available to defendants and Assistant District Attorneys are available to plaintiffs.

In new and modification matters, even if one party does not appear, a Judge can enter an order.

Judges issue Bench Warrants for defendants who fail to appear for court.

Continuance requests must be made in writing prior to the hearing and must note the position of the other side to the request.  The request can be emailed to csbucks@pacses.com.  Do not assume the hearing will be continued. The officer will make a decision and notify parties and counsel.

Be Informed

No children are allowed in Courtrooms
No child care services are offered while parties are in a hearing or conference

Contact Bucks County Domestic Relations immediately if you have any questions about your support order terms

Domestic Relations 
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Karen E. Winkler, Director 
Phone:  215-340-8068 
Fax:  215-348-6633

Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Extended Hours:
Third Wednesday of the Month
5:00 to 7:00 pm

1240 Veterans Highway, #806 
Bristol,  PA 19007 
Phone: 215-781-2590