The Montgomery County Domestic Relations Office establishes paternity and determines and enforces child and spousal support orders in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, statutes, and rules of civil procedure.
Located in the city of Norristown, our department is one of 67 county domestic relations sections within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Domestic Relations is a part of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. It helps the court establish and enforce court orders for child support and spousal support. For more details, view the full description of the department.
In all matters scheduled by the Domestic Relations Section, you have a right to have an attorney present, but it is not required. Attorneys can give you helpful advice about legal matters related to your case. The decision is yours as to whether or not you choose to have an attorney with you when you come to Domestic Relations.
Occasionally, a person may be provided an attorney by the court at no charge. This most often happens when cases involve parties who are in different states or counties and in cases in which there is a question about the paternity of the child (who the father is).
Please do not telephone or write to any judge or hearing officer about your case. Judges and hearing officers are not permitted to give advice or discuss cases outside the courtroom or hearing room. Contact Domestic Relations using the contact info provided when you need help with your case.