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Last Updated On: 03/18/2008
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Indiana County Government, Domestic Relations

DRS

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Amy Dougherty -  Director

Contact Person(s)

Amy Dougherty - Director

Contact Number(s)

724.465.3940

724.465.3805 - TDD

724.463.1639 - FAX

Contact Email(s)

amydougherty@pacses.com - Director

Web Addresses

www.childsupport.state.pa.us - For client case information only.

Primary Address

(as of January 16, 2007-moved from the Indiana County Courthouse)
The Atrium, Suite 101
665 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA, 15701

Additional Addresses

Indiana County Courthouse
2nd Floor
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA, 15701

Service Information

Service Area

Indiana County, Pennsylvania, Nationwide

Service Description

Attempt to locate defendants through Parent Locator Service and Postal Authorities.

Establish paternity.

Conduct support hearings and enforce support orders.

Process applications for child and spousal support.

Medical coverage for families addressed at support hearing and enforced through Domestic Relations, if available for the family.

Automatically issue income attachments.

All payments must be directed to the Statewide Collections and Disbursement Unit (SCDU) in Harrisburg.

On a statewide computer system which enhances access to other counties in PA.

Intercepts IRS refunds and lottery winnings for delinquent child support.

Available Hours

8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services

***CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY*** CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! Complaint Fees: Child Support Only-$35.00, Child Support and Spousal Support- $50.00, Spousal Support Only- $100.00, Alimony Pendente Lite (APL)- $100.00; Yearly Maintenance Fee for APL cases only- $100.00; Petition for Modification- $40.00; Appeal De Novo to PHO- $40.00; Exceptions Filing Fee- $40.00; Contempt Filing Fee- $50.00; Bench Warrant Fee- $75.00; Bench JCP Fee- $10.00; Check Returned for Non-sufficient Funds- $25.00; Copy of Support Guidelines- $10.00; Lien Processing (Per Social Security Number)- $20.00; Arrearage Calculation Beyond the Current Calendar Year & the Previous Calend Year- $50.00; Copies (per page)- $.25; Faxing (per page)- $.25

Eligibility Requirements

An action shall be brought by a person, including a minor spouse, to whom a duty of support is owing. An action shall be brought on behalf of a minor child by a person having custody of the child, without appointment as guardian ad litem. An action shall be brought on behalf of a minor child by a person caring for the child regardless of whether a court order has been issued granting that person custody of the child. An action shall be brought by a public body or public or private agency having an interest in the care maintenance of assistance of a person to whom a duty of support is owing. An action shall be brought by a parent, guardian or public or private agency on behalf of an unemancipated child over eighteen years of age to whom a duty of support is owing.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Appointments for new cases and petition for modification are prefered. Call 724-465-3940 to make an appointment.

Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available

Yes