What services are available to the defendant / obligor?
Domestic Relations (DRS) provides the following services to defendants:
  • Filing services – actions to pay support; modification and termination requests; recovery of a support overpayment
  • Genetic testing related to paternity establishment
  • Income withholding and recurring automatic support withdrawals from bank accounts to simplify support payments
  • Job search program
  • Multiple payment options
  • Collection of unreimbursed medical expenses

    Medical Support Policy
    Medical Enforcement Request Form - Defendant

While the DRS is unable to address issues pertaining to custody or visitation you may obtain information by visiting the Court Self Help Center

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1. What is support?
2. How do I start a support action in DRS?
3. What do I bring with me when I want to open a support case?
4. What happens during a support conference?
5. What is a recommended order?
6. Can a support order be modified?
7. How are payments made under a support order?
8. What fees are charged?
9. What services are available to the plaintiff / obligee?
10. What services are available to the defendant / obligor?
11. What if the defendant / obligor does not live in Lancaster County?
12. How do I contact Lancaster County Domestic Relations?
13. Do you have interpreters available?
14. Can I participate in the conference / hearing by telephone?
15. How Do I get certification of overdue support obligations?
16. I receive support, how do I close my case?