Child Support Services
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- We serve residents of Washtenaw County by establishing paternity and/or obtaining child support by court order.
- Services are available for families receiving public assistance or to families who do not receive assistance, but apply for our services through the Department of Human Services, DHS (formally FIA).
- The Prosecutor’s Office represents county residents in over 90% of the paternity cases filed here each year. We also file cases for child support alone when legal parents are separated.
- We establish child support obligations totaling approximately 2 million dollars each year for hundreds of families.
- How can I start a case?
- How do I contact DHS to begin?
- How is child support collected?
- How is the absent parent notified?
- What about custody and visitation issues?
- What about DNA testing?
- What about DNA testing in private cases?
- What about PA approval of judgements of divorces?
- What happens at my appointment?
- What if a husband is not the biological father of a child?
- What if the absent parent does not cooperate?
- What if the absent parent lives outside of Michigan?
- What is a child support case?
- What is a paternity case?
- What will the court order include?