If a custodial parent receives cash assistance from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, they are required by Pennsylvania law to cooperate by filing a support action in the Domestic Relations Section and to appear for all support hearings, including those to establish paternity of their children.
For all public assistance cases, a custodial parent must also:
- Must appear for all support proceedings, unless they reside outside of Washington County, Pennsylvania.
- Must cooperate with all request s of the Domestic Relations Section for information.
- Name the father of each child and provide identifying and location information for that father.