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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.

Available Services

Bucks County Domestic Relations Section establishes and enforces support orders per Pennsylvania State Guidelines.

Any adult or agency with physical custody of a child may file for support.

There are approximately 4 to 6 weeks between filing date and the scheduled conference date

Parties can pick up petitioning information at the Domestic Relations Section, 100 North Main Street, Doylestown, or at the Bristol Office, 1240 Veterans Highway, Bristol. Parties can file on their own at the Intake Unit in Doylestown. Parties may also file online through the state's secure website at www.childsupport.state.pa.us.

Bucks County Domestic Relations assists parties in filing against non custodial parents who live out of county, state or country at either office location.

Bucks County Domestic Relations will attempt to establish paternity in all cases in which the child(ren) were born out of wedlock and no paternity acknowledgment has been signed. If defendant denies paternity, DNA testing is done by an on-site lab the day of the scheduled conference. Results are received in approximately four weeks. The cost is paid by the defendant if he is found to be the father or signs an acknowledgement based upon the results. No cost is paid if the defendant is excluded and the plaintiff’s complaint is dismissed.

Bucks County Domestic Relations performs locate services if a non-custodial parent’s whereabouts are unknown. Once a good address is found, the process of establishing a support order will continue. If a good address can not be found, your case may be closed due to lack of information.

Bucks County Domestic Relations will enforce all court orders payable through its office.

Interpreter services will be provided if you speak a language other than English or are hearing impaired. Contact our office prior to your scheduled appointment.

Bucks County Domestic Relations assists clients in job searches by providing information about PA CareerLink®.  Visit www.jobgateway.pa.gov and the PA CareerLink® offices for more information on employment and training opportunities. 

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 Visit PA CareerLink® Bucks County locations M-F 8:30am-4:00pm: 
Main Office(215) 781-1073
1260 Veterans Highway
Bristol, PA 190071
Satellite Office(215) 258-7700
Bucks County Community College
Hillendale Rd., Perkasie, PA 18944 


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