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 Michigan. 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
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
Detroit Legal Services Clinic
13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-6120, ext. 206
The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer
attorneys in the areas of: Divorce, Child Support, Domestic Relations Issues,
Expungements, Self-Representation, General Civil Law.
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
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
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
OCSE is the federal government agency that oversees the national child support
program.Under the leadership of Commissioner Scott Lekan, 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 agen-
cies and others to encourage parental responsibility 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
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 support for the families they serve
over the past 16 years. CSEC seeks to promote responsible and professional pri-
vate 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
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
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)