Effective immediately per Federal regulations the Domestic Relations Section is no longer permitted to divulge the source of any payment applied to your support account. Per Federal and State requirements some payments credited to the account may not be disbursed or released for up to 6 months.
Vision & Mission
Our vision is that all children and families have the medical and financial support needed to ensure their well being and to help provide stability in their lives.
Our mission is to provide timely and professional support services by working with parents, partner agencies, and the community to enhance family self-sufficiency, promote responsible parenting, and ensure that the best interests of the children are met.
Filing for Support
A spouse, custodial parent, or a guardian can file for support from the other parent or spouse. To file a support action a complaint for support will need to be filed. To ensure that the correct paperwork is filed, we recommend making an appointment with our Intake staff.
When appearing in our office to file the complaint for support, the plaintiff will need to bring as much of the following information as possible: names of the parties involved, their complete addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, birth certificates, names of employers, medical insurance information, 3 recent paystubs, drivers licenses, and any professional licenses. If an order exists in another state that addresses support, the plaintiff will need to bring a copy of that order. The person that files the complaint for support is the Plaintiff. The person that the complaint for support is filed against is the Defendant.
There are three types of complaints for support. The intake staff will assist plaintiff in determining which type of complaint for support should be filed in their situation.
A local complaint is filed if both parties live locally or will cooperate with our office. A local complaint for support takes between 30-45 minutes to complete.
An IFSA (Intrastate Family Support Act) complaint may be filed if the defendant resides or works in another county. IFSA complaints can take an hour or more to complete.
An UIFSA (Uniform Intergovernmental Family Support Act) complaint may be filed if the defendant resides out of state and the plaintiff wishes to file to that state. UIFSA complaints can take an hour or more to complete.
Once the complaint for support is completed our staff will explain the next step in the case.
County of Adams
123 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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