Domestic Relations

The mission of the Domestic Relations Section is to improve the well-being of children, promote the self-sufficiency of families, and deliver quality child & spousal support services, with recognition that to grow and thrive chiildren require the financial, medical, and emotional support of both parents, regardless of their living situation or relationship.  The department performs it's duties in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, statutes and Rules of Civil Procedure to assure that each client is treated fairly and equitably.



Services

  • Assist in the initiation/opening of new cases involving paternity establishment and child and/or spousal support
  • Establish paternity for children born out of wedlock
  • Establish child support, spousal support and/or alimony pendente lite orders
  • Enforce those orders along with alimony awards that require payments to be made through this department
  • Collect and disburse support payment in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Statewide Disbursement and Collection Unit
  • Attempt to locate absent parents

Wilkes-Barre Office

Wilkes-Barre Office

Case Fees

To open a new case there is a state mandated filing fee of $40.25. Photo identification is needed anytime someone appears in the building. Filing fee can be paid in cash or debit/credit cards.   Checks, money orders, debit/credit cards or cash can be used for any fees.

Parking

Parking for our Wilkes Barre office is in the parkade on Water Street in the rear of the building. Parking for our Hazleton office is in the rear of the building.

Hazleton Office

Hazleton Office

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