Allegheny County Support Tips

To file for support:

  1. Go to Domestic Relations and take with you as many of the following items as possible:
    1. Your social security number and your employer’s name, address, and phone number.
    2. Your children’s dates of birth and social security numbers.
    3. The defendant’s full name, address, date of birth, social security number, employer’s name, address, and phone number. (You might be able to get the defendant’s date of birth and social security number from the Clerk of Courts Office if the defendant has ever been convicted of a serious crime in this county. The defendant’s social security number is also listed on tax returns.)
    4. Information about your medical insurance coverage.
  2. Bring to the support conference whatever items your attorney advises you to bring, such as:
    1. The income and expense statement filed out.
    2. A copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return, including W-2 forms, and your pay stubs for the last six months.
    3. Copies of income information about the other party, such as pay stubs and tax returns.
    4. Information about any professional licenses which you or the other party may have.
    5. Medical insurance information and medical bills.
    6. Verification of child care expenses.
    7. Your list of relevant facts you want the hearing officer to know.
    8. Your list of any questions you may have.
  3. Do not bring children. Do not bring any weapons. Friends and relatives are not permitted in the conference room.
  4. You do not need an attorney to file for support, but it is usually wise to hire an attorney to represent you at any Conferences and Hearings.
  5. If your address, last name, or place of employment changes, be sure to notify the Domestic Relations Office by letter or in person.