News

Actions

Michigan has collected more than $275M in child support since 2003

Posted: 10:03 AM, May 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 10:03:45-04
Over $250M recovered in missing child support payments for Michigan children

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Attorney General's Child Support Unit has collected more than $275 million since it was formed in 2003.

To date, 19,299 children have benefited from the unit's efforts.

“Our office has an obligation to take action on behalf of Michigan’s children when one of their parents fails to meet their parental responsibilities,” Nessel said. “I am so incredibly proud of our Child Support Unit and everyone who has contributed to this work to ensure the kids we fight for are properly supported.”

Not paying child support is a felony in Michigan. The office's total collections since Jan. 1, 2019, stands at $8.5 million. The largest single collection is $464,476 from a pediatric neurosurgeon in 2005.

Custodial parents who have experienced a history of non-payment and are owed significant back child support can file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office here.