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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.

Receiving Support

How payments are received.

 If you have a checking or savings account, you may arrange to receive child support payments by Direct Deposit.
Direct Deposit is FREE, FAST, SECURE and CONVENIENT.

All child support payments are disbursed via Direct Deposit or the Pennsylvania EPPICard.

To sign up for Direct Deposit

If you do not sign up for Direct Deposit, you will automatically receive the EPPICard. EPPICard is a debit card accepted everywhere MasterCard is accepted. There is a minimal transaction fee for ATM cash withdrawals and balance inquiries. It is not a credit card. Funds are only available if support is paid. 

The United States Congress passed a law effective July 28, 2008 which requires a $35.00 annual fee each year for certain child support cases. This yearly fee is collected to cover some of the Federal Government's costs of providing child support enforcement services.

In Pennsylvania, this fee will only be deducted from the custodial parent after $2,000.00 of child support is collected in a year from the non-custodial parent and the custodial parent has never received cash assistance.

Stay Informed

Use EPPICard at point of sale devices, cash withdrawals at ATMs, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, retail outlets, medical service locations, pharmacies, and other locations worldwide.




Child support does not automatically stop when a child is emancipated (reaches 18 and graduates high school); a petition must be filed.
Child support may continue beyond emancipation if there are extraordinary circumstances. 



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