Domestic Relations

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Jennifer Newman

Staff Attorney

NOTICE: By Orders of Court, dated March 18, 2020 and March 19, 2020, Franklin County Domestic Relations will be closed to the public effective immediately until April 3, 2020.  This closure may be extended by future Order of Court. 

Scheduled conferences will be handled telephonically.  If you or the other party are represented by an attorney, the support conference will be rescheduled to a later date.

Payments may no longer be made in person at the Franklin County Domestic Relations office. All other methods of payment are still available.

Please contact Franklin County Domestic Relations at 717-264-6144 or to be given further direction on how to proceed to address your needs. You may access additional services, including filing for support or requesting a review of an existing support order, at 


Program Description

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.

Client Information

The Domestic Relations Section is the agency in Franklin County responsible for all matters involving the support of spouses and/or children.
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Services Provided

• Location of absent parents
• Establishment of paternity
• Establishment of support orders including medical support
• Enforcement of support orders
• Modification of support, if warrented
• Limited collection and distribution of support payments

All payments shall be made payable to PA SCDU at:  
Pennsylvania SCDU
P.O. Box 69110
Harrisburg, PA  17106-9110

All payments are processed daily Monday through Friday by SCDU 

Legal representation may be available for plaintiffs in child support cases pertaining to paternity, comtempt and appeal matters 

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.

Helpful Links

Pennsylvania Child Support Website
Pennsylvania Law Help Website


Genetic Testing 
$19.75 Per Person
$59.25 Per Family
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Administrative Annex
218 North Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-6144
Fax (717) 267-1223
Office Hours:
M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays.
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