Child Support Services
Due to the ongoing State of Emergency and COVID-19 virus The Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s office will be operating with limited staff in an effort to keep the public and our staff safe and healthy. Effective June 15th, the 200 N . Main building will be open to the public by appointment only. Please contact our office at 734-222-6630 should you need an appointment to meet with the Child support division Prosecuting Attorney staff. We are available by phone between 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. We appreciate your patience at this time.
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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?