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Bucks County Domestic Relations Section

Conferences and Hearings


Most scheduled Domestic Relations Section (DRS) conferences are being held via telephone.   Be sure to read your Order to Appear to determine if your upcoming conference is being held in person or via telephone.

IF YOUR CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD BY TELEPHONE… You must provide the Domestic Relations Section with a telephone number where you can be reached on the date and time of your conference.  A Domestic Relations Officer will call you as close to your scheduled time as possible.

 At least one week prior to your scheduled telephone conference you must submit all required documentation (as indicated on your Order to Appear).  You can do so by:

1.Emailing your documents to CSBucks@pacses.com

  • Please include your nine digit PACSES Case ID, found on your Order to Appear, in the subject line of the email.
  • All documents must be a PDF.
  • Do not reduce the size of the image.
  • Cloud-based attachments are not compatible with our imaging system. 
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  1. Mailing hard copies directly to the Domestic Relations Section.

Bucks County Domestic Relations Section
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA  18901

  1. Stopping in at our Doylestown office and scanning your documents on our Document Kiosk located in our main reception area.

If you have any questions please contact our office at CSBucks@pacses.com or (215) 340-8068.

Contact our office prior to your scheduled conference if you will need translation or interpreter services.


Most modification and new hearings are done via telephone, however some complex matters and special listings may be required to be heard in person.  Your Order to Appear should indicate whether your hearing will be done via telephone, or in person, however if you are unsure you should Contact our Office.

If your hearing is via telephone, a Domestic Relations Officer will call you as close to your scheduled time as possible.

Contempt Hearing

Defendants must appear for all contempt hearings in person.  Failure to appear could result in a bench warrant being issued.  Plaintiffs are not automatically contacted for contempt hearings unless specifically requested.

If you have, or you know someone who has, an active Domestic Relations Bench Warrant, you must call the Domestic Relations Warrant Unit at (215) 348-6843. Click here to view the Domestic Relations Top Ten Warrant List.

Bucks County Domestic Relations
Karen E. Winkler, Director

Phone: 215-340-8068
csbucks@pacses.com (please remember to include your nine-digit PACSES case number in the subject line)

Office Locations:

Doylestown: 100 N. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Bristol: 1240 Veterans Highway, #806, Bristol, PA 19007

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday
**Domestic Relations Section has extended calling hours the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm**

For a printable Domestic Relations Information Brochure, please click here or call 215-340-8068.