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June 14, 2004

Albany - Prosecutors are urging dead beat parents to pay up.

This year, 3,000 letters have been sent to parents who are not financially taking care of their sons and daughters.

On June 15th, those parents can work out a payment plan. Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges says, "I don't want to put them in jail. I don't want to have to use that arm, but we have to if they leave no other recourse. I want the non custodial parents to live up to their child support and obligations to pay the money to benefit the children."

Parents who have not paid child support are expected to pay at the new Department of Human Resources office at 200 West Oglethorpe Boulevard in Albany.

If you fail to pay, your driver's license or professional license can be revoked. After that, you may end up in court.

Out of the cases dealing with deadbeat parents 15 to 20 percent of those are women.

posted at 6:30PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com