How We Assist With Child Support
Assisting Warrick County Families
The Child Support Division of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Warrick County is responsible for performing a variety of legal enforcement activities, including:
- Location of non-custodial parents
- Establishment of paternity
- Establishment of health insurance and medical support orders
- Establishment of support orders
- Collection of current and past-due support payments
- Review and adjustment of modifications
- Enforcement of existing orders
Title IV-D and the Financial Support of Children
To assure that both parents provide financial support to their child(ren), the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program was established in 1975 under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. The program assists with paternity establishment and child support enforcement. In Indiana, the state Child Support Bureau contracts with the Prosecutor’s office to oversee the Title IV-D program in Warrick County.
Application for Child Support Services
If you live in Warrick County, request an application for Title IV-D child support services in the Child Support Division of the Warrick County Judicial Center in Boonville. Any fees must be paid with a money order that is made payable to the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Who Qualifies and What is the cost?
No Fee: Custodial Parents Receiving TANF or Medicaid
Custodial parents who are receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and custodial parents who are receiving Medicaid /Healthwise services with one or more children receive Title IV-D services at no charge. These families are required to pursue Title IV-D child support services through their local county prosecutor’s office.
$25 One-time Fee: Custodial Parents Not Receiving TANF or Medicaid
Custodial parents who do not receive TANF or Medicaid are eligible to receive Title IV-D services for a one-time fee of $25. This fee must be paid with a money order that is made payable to the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Custody and Visitation
The Prosecutor’s office is prohibited under state and federal regulations from becoming involved in custody and visitation issues. For help with these matters please contact a private attorney.
Personal Information Kept Confidential
In order to receive child support services, applicants must provide personal and case information in person. Please remember that all the information we request is needed in order to provide the best possible service to your case. All of your information will be kept strictly confidential.
Who do I contact about getting child support services?
If you live in Warrick County, click here to contact the Warrick County Prosecutor’s office or contact our office at 812-897-6199. If you live outside Warrick County, contact the Prosecutor’s Office or DFR (Division of Family Resources) office in the county where you reside. Our office cooperates with the Prosecutor’s offices in every other Indiana county to help enforce child support orders and collect support payments. Several courts in Indiana provide special hearing officers to hear Title IV-D cases.