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Bucks County Domestic Relations Section schedules prompt court hearings.
Court hearings are held approximately 3 to 4 weeks from the date of the conference. Court notices advise you to appear at 8:30 a.m. Domestic Relations Officers attempt to work out agreements prior to parties seeing the Judge. Parties may represent themselves or hire an attorney.
In contempt matters, parties listed for contempt run the risk of incarceration. Public Defenders are available to defendants and Assistant District Attorneys are available to plaintiffs.
In new and modification matters, even if one party does not appear, a Judge can enter an order.
Judges issue Bench Warrants for defendants who fail to appear for court.
Continuance requests must be made in writing prior to the hearing and must note the position of the other side to the request. Do not assume the hearing will be continued. The Officer will make a decision and notify parties and counsel.
|No children are allowed in Courtrooms |
No child care services are offered while parties are in a hearing or conference
|Contact Bucks County Domestic Relations immediately if you have any questions about your support order terms |