Establishment of Paternity, Location of Absent Parents, Establishment of Child Support, Spouse Support, and APL, Enforcement of Support Orders.
The Franklin County Domestic Relations Section is responsible for the administration of child / spouse support Enforcement Program which consists of: Case Initiation, Paternity Determination, Location of Absent Parents, Establishment and Modification of Support Orders, and Enforcement of Financial and Non-Financial Orders.
The Domestic Relations Section is the agency in Franklin County responsible for all matters involving the support of spouses and/or children.
Collection and distribution of support payments
All payments shall be made payable to PA SCDU at: Pennsylvani SCDU, P.O. Box 69110, Harrisburg, PA 17106-9110
IRS intercept: All child support cases with an arrearage of $150 or more owing to the Department of Public Welfare and cases with non-welfare arrearage of $500 or more owing the petitioner will be automatically submitted yearly to the IRS Tax Offset Program (TROP).
There is a $25 fee for non-welfare cases and it is deducted from the IRS collection made on your behalf before the monies are distributed to you.