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Child Support and Paternity

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  • 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] Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 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] Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Child Support

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on child support law from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Child Support Terms

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

    By:
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Domestic Violence and Welfare Support Requirements

    Information from the Women's Law Project and Philadelphia Bar Association about the requirement that families who receive cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA) programs apply for child or spousal support unless excused for good cause. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Law Project and Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

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

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Handbook on Child Support Enforcement

    This handbook provides an overview of establishing a support order, paternity, and working across state lines, and how to enforce your order. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 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] Read More

    By:
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Pennsylvania Child Support Program

    Link to the Pennsylvania Child Support website. The site prvides is an easy way to access child support program information and case details or to seek support services online. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Support Witholding from Unemployment Compensation Benefits

    A brochure from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry providing information on support withholding from Unemployment Compensation Benefits. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Pennsylvania EPPICard

    Information and resources relating to the EPPICard Program in Pennsylvania. Custodial parents can now access their payments online using a debit MasterCard ®. Your payments are automatically loaded onto the card and you can go to millions of MasterCard ATM and retailer locations in Pennsylvania and around the world to make purchases or receive cash. Content Detail

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    eppicard.com
  • Pennsylvania EPPICard e-Disbursement Frequently Asked Questions

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

    By:
    Pennsylvania Child Support Program
  • 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] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Paternity

    Click the link to view Chapter 7-Paternity of the Family Law Manual published by North Penn Legal Services. Content Detail

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
  • Paternity of Children in Philadelphia County When Parents Are Not Married

    Information from the Women's Law Project on paternity determinations, as conducted in Philadelphia county. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Law Project