Child Support Division

August is Child Support Awareness Month, 2013

In Michigan, unpaid child support continues to be a major socio-economic problem with more than $9.2 billion in support owed. Investigators in the Attorney General's Child Support Division identify parents throughout the State who have the ability to pay support to their children but refuse to do so. The Attorney General's office has been successful in collecting over $200 million through the Division's prosecution and collection actions since its creation in 2003. This child support has directly impacted the lives of over 15,000 children.


The Attorney General's Child Support Division was created in 2003 to combat the problem of unpaid child support. Over the past 10 years the Division has seen impressive results as it fights to obtain compliance with child support orders. Since 2003, Attorney General Bill Schuette's Child Support Division has collected over $142 million which has directly impacted the lives of 11,700 children.

The mission of the Child Support Division is to enforce child support orders by prosecuting those individuals who have a history of non-payment and have significant arrearages of at least $10,000. The Division focuses on those parents who have the ability to pay their court ordered obligation but fail to do so.

Click here to file a complaint online.

If you have any questions, please call the Child Support Division Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at 517-373-1111.