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Felony Non-Support Unit

The Prosecutor's Felony Non-Support Unit has already recovered more than $56 million in overdue child support.
The goals of the Felony Non-Support Unit (FNS) is to collect money owed to children by non-custodial parents who have the ability to pay and to change the culture in the community that non-payment of support is acceptable or allowable.

DOES YOUR CASE MEET THE CRITERIA?
  • The Wayne County Friend of the Court is handling your case
  • At least one child is under 21 years of age
  • You are owed more than $5,000
  • You have good reason to believe the non-paying parent has a job and can pay support
  • Prior enforcement efforts have been unsuccessful
  • Non-paying parent has been held in contempt by the court in the past

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Your case is approved for prosecution
  • A warrant is issued for the non-paying parent’s arrest
  • The non-paying parent is contacted by the Wayne County Sheriff and given a chance to turn himself or herself in
  • If the individual submits to arrest voluntarily and pays the past due support, the warrant is dismissed
  • If not, the non-paying parent will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

RESOURCES

Felony Non-Support Frequently Asked Questions