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Overdue on Child Support? Macomb County Officials Say Pay Up Now or Face Arrest

Macomb County residents with outstanding bench warrants for overdue child support payments are encouraged to pay up by Dec. 10 or face arrest.

The Macomb County Sheriff and Circuit Court are giving individuals who are overdue on their child support payments fair warning to either pay up by next week or face arrest.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham and Chief Circuit Court Judge David Viviano annouced Wednesday that their offices would be conducting a four-day sweep in an effort to arrest those who are delinquent on their child support payments and have outstanding bench warrants.

Sheriff Wickersham’s Friend of the Court Enforcement Unit will devote extra resources to identifying and contacting these individuals from Dec. 10 through Dec. 13.

Wickersham and Viviano encourage residents with overdue payments to visit the Friend of the Court Office prior to the sweep to make arrangements to pay and thus avoid arrest.

The Friend of the Court Office is located on the sixth floor of the Macomb County Circuit Court Building, 40 North Main Street, Mount Clemens. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Doug Dante December 06, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I respectfully invite the public to urge the Macomb County Sheriff and Circuit Court to carefully screen all defendants to ensure that they are not being jailed or fined in whole or in part because they and their children may be victims of illicit or criminal activities of the Friend of the Court. Unfortunately, at Friend of the Court offices around Michigan, there is evidence of the appearance of illicit and potentially criminal activities. [Google "Some Evidence of Illicit and Potentially Criminal Behavior at the Michigan Friend of the Court"] "the Genessee County FOC .. openly tells of standing on line on his 1st day on the job as FOC, while an un-knowing clerk twice told him to "get behind the line" as she was taking a personal call on her cell, and told of another employee who came back from vacation, then proceeded to systematically dump over 90 voicemails from his phone while talking about the previous night ballgame with his cube-neighbor." [FRC@yahoogroups.com, Fall 2012] Former FOC enforcement specialist Carol Rhodes explained: 'I came to the 32nd circuit family court to make a difference, ... but early on I realized ... it was all about money ... In the years I worked for the system I witnessed regular deception ... that was mandated by office policy. I saw gender bias and discrimination. I saw records destroyed. ... We were rated according to how much money we would bring in' [Google "Carol Rhodes Friend of the Court video"]
fed up December 07, 2012 at 05:23 PM
i have dealt with macomb county FOC for years and i have given up, if the other party is a liar and knows how to work the system, thet get away with everything. i dont bother anymore, its not worth my time, i would rather not get anything than have to listen to him lie and still get nothing. they have actually told me well if we put him in jail for not paying your not gonna get any money, well DUH, im not getting anything now!
VENT December 10, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I agree with fed up. I have a pile of documentation to show what a low life my ex is. He can buy all the finer things in life and I haven's seen a dime. Then FOC tells me I need to do this, I need to do that, etc. WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING WHEN HE ISN"T ABIDING BY THE LAW AND THE COURT ORDER IN THE FIRST PLACE???!!!
stacey December 11, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Unfortunatley, This system is messed up for both parties and it's the children who get hurt by the parents fighting over money!

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