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Michigan's Child Support Unit projected to reach $300M in collections by March

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 13:24:14-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's Child Support Unit is expected to reach $300 million in collections by March.

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

The unit, incepted in 2003, has collected necessary financial support for 20,000 children. Since January 2019, the unit has collected approximately $26 million in child support

Failing to pay child support is a felony in Michigan and Criminal Failure-to-Pay Child Support cases are handled by the attorney general’s Child Support Unit.

The largest single collection to date is $464,476, collected from a pediatric neurosurgeon in 2005.