All clients have the right to periodic review of their Support Order in accordance with the local, state and federal guidelines. At this time, the local rule in Beaver County, which governs case review, is as follows:
“No petition for modification or termination shall be filed sooner than six months from the date of the last Court Order unless the petitioning party can establish a prima facie case of extreme and material change in circumstance(s).”
All clients have the right to file exceptions to the recommendation of the Conference Officer in the event that an agreement between the parties is unable to be reached. The exception to the recommendation must be filed within ten (10) days of the date of the Court Order. A hearing shall then be scheduled before the Court.
All clients have the right to have a summary of the payment history of their case provided to them. A current payment history may be obtained through an automatic voice response system by calling 1-877-727-7238 or going to www.childsupport.state.pa.us.
Clients who are indigent and who qualify under Title IV-D are entitled to have legal representation at court hearings.