(LaPorte, IN) - The LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office is making sure deadbeat parents get their comeuppance.
Child support collections in LaPorte County have increased by over 11%. Last year, over $10.6 million in child support was collected, and this year’s numbers are on track to exceed that.
County Prosecutor John Lake says his office has emphasized child support payments. And with stimulus money flowing, it’s been a little easier for authorities to intercept funds that should be going to families and children.
Failure to pay child support is a felony. However, Lake says his office is willing to work with anyone who comes forward in good faith to make good on delinquent support payments.