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By Len Kiese - bio | email

July 8, 2008

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Parents who owe back child support payments in Dougherty County have a chance to make amends this week or face tough consequences.

Last week, 900 letters were sent out to child support payers. This Friday, the Dougherty Judicial Circuit Office of Child Support Services will hold a settlement day for those who are behind on payments.

If non-custodial parents don't make arrangements to pay up they could be found in contempt of court and even be arrested.

"We want to make sure that as many children as possible get this support particularly at this time because we're nearing the time when school is about to start and we want to make sure children are financially prepared to go back to school with all that they need," said Dougherty County Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards.

Settlement day is held periodically. Edwards encourages parents to take advantage of it. Parents should report to Courtroom 218 at the Dougherty County Courthouse Friday between 10 and 2.

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