What happens during a support conference?
The conference officer (CO) will conduct the conference with the parties and their attorneys should they choose to be represented. The CO will review the complaint, earnings reported by employer, pay stubs and other relevant information.

Once all information is obtained, the CO will calculate the amount of support using statewide support guidelines. If you want to estimate the amount of support paid or received before the conference, go to Estimate my Child Support Amount.

The CO will explain the support guidelines and how they apply to the support request. If an agreement is reached, an Order will be prepared for parties’ signatures. If no agreement is reached, the conference will terminate and the CO will submit his/her recommendation to the court.

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1. What is support?
2. How do I start a support action in DRS?
3. What do I bring with me when I want to open a support case?
4. What happens during a support conference?
5. What is a recommended order?
6. Can a support order be modified?
7. How are payments made under a support order?
8. What fees are charged?
9. What services are available to the plaintiff / obligee?
10. What services are available to the defendant / obligor?
11. What if the defendant / obligor does not live in Lancaster County?
12. How do I contact Lancaster County Domestic Relations?
13. Do you have interpreters available?
14. Can I participate in the conference / hearing by telephone?
15. How Do I get certification of overdue support obligations?
16. I receive support, how do I close my case?