Child Support Collection
I live in Miami Beach, Fl. with my 14
y/o daughter and had a custody case
in 1996-2000 in Macomb County,
Michigan. Since then, I have only
received a little over $600 in child
support. My child's natural father
(who lives in Washington) has paid
child support to MC Court (over
$8000), and is in arrears for over
$14,000 (with a warrant out for his
arrest by MC Court.) I contacted MC
Court and was told I cannot receive
this money until I move back to
Michigan, which I cannot do. Can I
collect on this money, and if so, how?
Thank you for your time.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Child Support Collection
You have a couple of options. One is to contact the Florida Department of Revenue, who will contact Michigan (or Washington) for you at no chrage to collect the support. Next, you can probably (I say "probably" because I'm not a Washington lawyer) hire a Washington lawyer to domesticate your Michigan child support order in Washington and take whatever measures are available against delinquent payors in Washington.