Handbook

The Domestic Relations Section is a division of the Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas.
This manual explains how the Domestic Relations Section works. The Domestic Relations Section is mainly responsible for working with families to establish and collect support for children and spouses.

The Domestic Relations Section is made up of judges, administrators, conference officers, enforcement officers, enforcement investigators, an attorney, and various technical and clerical people. The staff of the Domestic Relations Section is assisted by an advanced computer system, which is used to track cases, keep financial records, and is a tool, which helps in the establishment of support orders. The employees in the Domestic Relations Section are trained to help people make the best decisions possible about support and related issues. They recognize that these decisions are often emotional and difficult to make.

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Contacting Clearfield County Domestic Relations:

Clearfield County Domestic Relations
230 East Market Street, Suite 300
Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone: 814-765-5339
Fax: 814-765-1751

You may call Domestic Relations to speak to a Client Service Representative about your case at any time Monday through   Friday 8:30 AM Р4:00 PM. Or you may come to Domestic Relations and be seen by an Enforcement Officer between 8:30AM and 4:00PM. Client Service Representatives can help explain how your support order affects you, research your case if there are problems, and mail forms or other information if necessary. Enforcement Officers also can help explain how support payments are applied to your account.

IMPORTANT:

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE OR WRITE TO ANY JUDGE ABOUT YOUR CASE. CONTACT DOMESTIC RELATIONS WHEN YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR CASE.

Representation by an Attorney

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.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU MAY GET LEGAL HELP:

PA Lawyer Referral Service
100 S Street
P.O. Box 186
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0186-86
Phone: 1-800-692-7375

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