Modifying a Support Order
Modifying A Support Order
Either party has the right to have the case reviewed every three (3) years from their last order.  A party, or their respective attorneys, may also file a Petition for Modification before the three (3) year review if he or she believes there is a material change in circumstances which may impact the current level of support. It is the petitioning party’s burden to prove the change in circumstance.  A Petition for Modification is to be filed through E-Services on the Pennsylvania Child Support Website (www.childsupport.state.pa.us) or in person at the Domestic Relations Office if you do not have access to a computer to file. There is a petition for modification fee that is to be paid by the filing party at the Domestic Relations Office by cash, credit card, or money order made out to Adams County Domestic Relations. Once a signed petition and petition fee are received, a modification conference is scheduled. If known, the parties’ attorneys are notified of the conference. The parties will be sent a packet of information to return to the Domestic Relations Office regarding their financial circumstances. Any reported employers will also be subpoenaed for income information. Filing a Petition for Modification does not guarantee that an Order will be modified in the manner the filer requests.
 
Terminating A Support Order
Parties or their respective attorneys may file a Petition to Terminate current support if there is reason to do so by filing a Petition for Modification to Terminate Current Support. A Petition for Modification to Terminate Current Support is to be filed through E-Services on the Pennsylvania Child Support Website (www.childsupport.state.pa.us) or in person at the Domestic Relations Office if you do not have access to a computer to file.  There is a petition for modification fee that is to be paid by the filing party at the Domestic Relations Office by cash, credit card, or money order made out to Adams County Domestic Relations.  Once a signed Petition and petition fee are received, a modification conference is scheduled. If known, the parties’ attorneys are notified of the conference. The parties will be sent a packet of information to return to the Domestic Relations Office regarding their financial circumstances. Any reported employers will also be subpoenaed for income information. Filing a Petition for Modification to Terminate does not guarantee that an Order will be modified in the manner the filer requests. Any court fees the Defendant has accrued will need to be paid prior to the case closing.

Notice
If you are a Plaintiff filing a Petition to Terminate current support, please indicate whether or not you wish our office to collect any arrears due to you or if you would like to remit them. ​