CHILD SUPPORT RESOURCES










NOTE: 
Please keep in mind that if a parent refuses to pay child support OR works "under the table", etc. to avoid paying as long as possible, there is a way the responsible parent can still collect on this debt!  Please keep
 the court support letter CURRENT and you will be able to collect the amount owed when that parent who 
owes the support, collects a government check eventually. That includes disability pay, SSI, SSD, or even 
their retirement Social Security payments! Just go to the court once a year and make sure that order is kept current! The parent not paying will have a very rude surprise once those government checks kick in! 

The Michigan Attorney General's Office targets deadbeat parents. The Attorney General works with county prosecutors and generally targets cases in which the offenders are living out of state and/or have large 
delinquencies.  

In Wayne County:
Generally, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Felony Non-Support Unit may get involved if the arrears exceed $5,000, civil enforcement has failed, and the offending parents still live in MI. Call the office at 313-224-0465.

In Oakland County: 
The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office Family Support Division issues about 100 warrants each year for deadbeat parents. Call the office at 248-858-5620.

In Macomb County:
The Assistant Macomb County Prosecutor handles 3-6 felony non-support cases a week. The process starts with the County's Friend of the Court system at 586-469-7618.

Lakeshore Legal Aid  
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line
16250 Northland Dr.   Suite 363
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone: 248-443-8068   New Client Intake: 888-783-8190
Website: https://lakeshorelegalaid.org 
Lakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services to people who 
are low-income, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities.
&
Covers a WIDE variety of legal matters!
Now serving residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Lakeshore Legal Aid has 14 locations 
across Southeast Michigan.

Federal Civil Pro Bono Project
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
645 Griswold Suite 1356
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-6120
Email: dba@detroitlawyer.org
Website: https://www.detroitlawyer.org
&
Detroit Legal Services Clinic 
Penobscot Building
13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-6120 #206
Website: https://www.detroitlawyer.org/clinic
Services Offered:
The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer attorneys in the areas of: 


COLLECTING MILITARY SUPPORT 

Ex-Partners of Service Members for Equality (EX-POSE)
A small membership fee is charged for this service.
PO Box 11191
Alexandria, VA  22312
Phone: 1-703-941-5844  
Website: https://www.ex-pose.org
WHAT HELP DO WE PROVIDE?
If you join EX-POSE, you will receive our continually evolving New Member Packet, including our 16-page 
New Member Newsletter, which:
1.  Explains a former military spouse's, for all branches, rights and benefits, according to the Uniformed                   Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA)
2.  Explains the application process for direct payment of any court-awarded money from the Defense
     Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
3.  Defines the 10-year rule, as well as the benefits for 20-20-20 and 20-20-15 spouses.
4.  Suggests sample wording for your property settlement agreement (PSA), helping to avoid the potential                 reduction of a spouse's share of the retired pay due to veterans' disability compensation.
5.  Explains the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and the deemed election process.
6.  Explains Social Security benefits for divorced spouses, and life insurance issues including SGLI and
     VGLI.


​CHILD SUPPORT INFORMATION / STATE & NATIONAL 

Office of Child Support Enforcement / U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
330 C Street S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Website: https://www.acf.hhs.gov
OCSE is the federal government agency that oversees the national child support program. We help child support agencies in states and tribes develop, manage, and operate their programs according to federal 
law using effective child support enforcement tools. OCSE does not provide services directly to families. 
We partner with state, tribal and local child support agencies and others to encourage parental responsi-
bility so that children receive financial, emotional, and medical support from both parents, even when 
they live in separate households. Offers a great deal of good information on their website!

Child Support Enforcement Council 
P.O. Box 547
Elkhart, IN  46517
Website: http://www.csecouncil.org
Established in 2001, the Child Support Enforcement Council is an association of the leading private child
support enforcement companies. Member companies have collected more than $300 million in child sup-
port for the families they serve over the past 16 years. CSEC seeks to promote responsible & professional private child support enforcement, encourage cooperation with governmental child support agencies, and ensure that custodial parents receive the highest level of services from private enforcement providers.


PRIVATE AGENCIES THAT COLLECT CHILD SUPPORT

Supportkids Services, Inc. / Enrollment Support
PO Box 17188
Austin, TX  78760-7188
Phone: 866-656-6642
Email: onlineapp@supportkids.com
Please use this contact information if you have questions about our services before enrolling, need help completing your case details, or want to know where to send documents.
&
Supportkids Services, Inc. / Client Support
PO Box 18988
Austin, TX  78760-8988
Phone: 512-437-6001
Email: clientline@supportkids.com
Website: https://www.supportkids.com
Please use this contact information if you are looking for a case update, want to check for a payment, or 'need to speak with us about your case.
Qualifications for service:
1.  A court order requiring non-custodial parent to pay child support
2.  Live in an eligible state
3.  Non-custodial parent not in jail or prison
4.  Must be owed $2000 or more in child support
5.  Not currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
6.  No payments received within 60 days (or 180 days if you live in CA)









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