Griffin Office of Child Support Services hosts "Amnesty Day"

May 22, 2007

ATLANTA (GA) – SpaldingCounty parents who are behind on child support payments are offered the opportunity to get back on track. This opportunity, appropriately called Amnesty Day, is being offered by the Georgia Department of Human Resources’ Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) and is extended to all parents with a child support case in SpaldingCounty who are at least two months behind on their payments. Parents wishing to take advantage of this rare opportunity to resolve their child support obligations are asked to report to the Office of Child Support Services at the Spalding County Courthouse in Griffin on May 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“Our objective is to ensure that children receive the support they need to help families remain self-sufficient,” says OCSS Director Cindy Moss. "Amnesty Days are one of many initiatives we offer to the public in order to assist them remain current on their financial obligations."

Parents who are behind on paying their arrears are in danger of having enforcement actions taken such as seizures of driver’s licenses, passports, lottery winnings, tax refunds and property liens. Nearly 900 noncustodial parents in the Griffin area were sent letters about this amnesty opportunity. However, those who did not receive a letter are welcome to come in and take advantage of the settlement opportunity. All parents should bring a valid driver’s license or other government-issued picture ID, social security card, money orders or cashier’s checks, proof of income and copies of any court orders that involve their children. The Department of Human Resources Office of Child Support Services is encouraging any noncustodial parents to participate in this event.

For information, contact:
Camille Cunningham, 404/463-5027

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