What fees are charged?
Domestic Relations (DRS) charges fees based on the fee schedule issued by the Court.

In addition to fees charged by DRS, a $25 fee will be deducted from any collection sent to the plaintiff which has been received through the Federal Tax Refund Offset Program. The U.S. Congress requires the collection of a $25 annual federal user fee for any child support case in which at least $500 in child support has been collected during the federal fiscal year (October 1 to September 30). In Pennsylvania, the state will pay this fee on cases in which the total collected is between $500 and $1,999.99. After $2,000 is collected, the fee will be deducted from the next payment received by the plaintiff. No payments are collected during the months of December, January, or February.

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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?