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Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook

The Child Support Handbook is an informational resource for both custodial and noncustodial parents regarding Pennsylvania's Child Support Program. [PDF]

PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts.

Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook

The Child Support Handbook is an informational resource for both custodial and noncustodial parents regarding Pennsylvania's Child Support Program. [PDF]

Child Support - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions from the Pennsylvania Child Support Program regarding child support in Pennsylvania.

Child Support Handbook

This Handbook from the Office of Child Support Enforcement is a guide to help you get child support. You'll find the steps to follow to establish fatherhood, obtain a support order, and collect the support due, whether you are working with your state, local, or tribal child support program or your own attorney. [PDF]

Establishing Paternity for Your Child is in Your Hands

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on establishing paternity of children from the department's Child Support Handbook. [PDF]

Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook

The Child Support Handbook is an informational resource for both custodial and noncustodial parents regarding Pennsylvania's Child Support Program. [PDF]

A Handbook for Military Families - Helping You with Child Support

This handbook from the Office of Child Support Enforcement provides information a military family might need regarding paternity establishment, child support, access/visitation, and child custody. [PDF]

Child Support Estimator

This tool can be used to estimate the amount of your monthly child support amount.

Child Support - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions from the Pennsylvania Child Support Program regarding child support in Pennsylvania.

Child Support Handbook

This Handbook from the Office of Child Support Enforcement is a guide to help you get child support. You'll find the steps to follow to establish fatherhood, obtain a support order, and collect the support due, whether you are working with your state, local, or tribal child support program or your own attorney. [PDF]

Child Support Terms

This is a short glossary of child support terms from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for your reference.

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

Link to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medical (Health Care) Support in Support Orders

Information from the Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook on how to obtain health care coverage for children from a non-custodial parent in a support order.

Paying for Child Care

The state and federal governments have made funding available to assist qualifying low income families pay for their child care fees through the subsidized child care program. Find out if you are eligible.

Pennsylvania EPPICard e-Disbursement Frequently Asked Questions

The Pennsylvania Child Support Program offers answers to frequently asked questions about the Pennsylvania EPPICard program.

Support Withholding from Unemployment Compensation Benefits

A brochure from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry providing information on support withholding from Unemployment Compensation Benefits. [PDF] (June 2015)

Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook

The Child Support Handbook is an informational resource for both custodial and noncustodial parents regarding Pennsylvania's Child Support Program. [PDF]

A Handbook for Military Families - Helping You with Child Support

This handbook from the Office of Child Support Enforcement provides information a military family might need regarding paternity establishment, child support, access/visitation, and child custody. [PDF]

Child Support Estimator

This tool can be used to estimate the amount of your monthly child support amount.

Child Support - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions from the Pennsylvania Child Support Program regarding child support in Pennsylvania.

Child Support Handbook

This Handbook from the Office of Child Support Enforcement is a guide to help you get child support. You'll find the steps to follow to establish fatherhood, obtain a support order, and collect the support due, whether you are working with your state, local, or tribal child support program or your own attorney. [PDF]

Child Support Terms

This is a short glossary of child support terms from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for your reference.

Establishing Paternity for Your Child is in Your Hands

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on establishing paternity of children from the department's Child Support Handbook. [PDF]

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

Link to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medical (Health Care) Support in Support Orders

Information from the Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook on how to obtain health care coverage for children from a non-custodial parent in a support order.

PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts.

Paying for Child Care

The state and federal governments have made funding available to assist qualifying low income families pay for their child care fees through the subsidized child care program. Find out if you are eligible.

Pennsylvania EPPICard e-Disbursement Frequently Asked Questions

The Pennsylvania Child Support Program offers answers to frequently asked questions about the Pennsylvania EPPICard program.

Support Withholding from Unemployment Compensation Benefits

A brochure from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry providing information on support withholding from Unemployment Compensation Benefits. [PDF] (June 2015)

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