The Allen County Prosecuting Attorneys Office has over 28,000 active child support cases. For every $1.00 spent to collect child support, $15.00 is collected and sent to the custodial parent or to reimburse the welfare roles.
In Allen County, approximately 6,000 babies are born annually. One-third (2,000) of the babies are out-of-wedlock. Of the 2,000 babies born out-of-wedlock, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorneys Office establishes paternity on the average of 700 per year.
In association with the State of Indiana and the United States Federal Government, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney operates the Title IV-D Child Support Program in Allen County to collect support for children living with only one parent or without another custodian.
The Allen County Prosecuting Attorneys Office in cooperation with the Attorney General is using more aggressive tools to obtain payment from parents not living up to their obligations. Some of these tools include suspension of licenses, liens on property, interception of taxes, passport denial and withholding income.
The office is also charged with establishing paternity and enforcing current support orders.
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