Domestic Relations Section
Our vision is that all children and families have the medical and financial support needed to ensure their well being and to help provide stability in their lives.
Our mission is to provide timely and professional support services by working with parents, partner agencies, and the community to enhance family self-sufficiency, promote responsible parenting, and ensure that the best interests of the children are met.  


Important Notices

The Adams County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Section, is proud to announce that effective Wednesday, October 1, 2014, all filing and docketing related to child support and spousal support cases will take place in the Domestic Relations Office located at 123 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. This move is in support of the Court’s vision and mission to continue to evaluate existing practices to best provide efficient and effective service to the community, and has been accomplished through the careful planning and coordination of both County and Court departments. The move aligns the Adams County Domestic Relations Section with the majority of counties in Pennsylvania that provide filing and docketing services within their Domestic Relations departments. Filing and docketing for alimony pendente lite cases will continue to be performed in the Adams County Prothonotary’s Office. The Administrative Order No. 45 of 2014 is located on the website under Court of Common Pleas that provides detailed information regarding the changes involved with the transfer of filing and docketing. Any questions regarding the impact of these changes may be directed to the Adams County Domestic Relations Section or the Adams County Court Administrator.

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Kelly Carothers
Executive Director
Contact Information:
County of Adams ​
Domestic Relations ​
123 Baltimore Street​
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9804 ​
717-334-3440 ​
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.​
Monday - Friday​