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Paternity actions that are initiated by an individual or a private attorney are filed in Circuit Court.
The Clerk's Office provides information on release of judgments to credit bureaus. If the credit bureau has not shown that the judgment is released (after a reasonable amount of time), you will need to contact the credit bureau.
If the plaintiff refuses to file a release of judgment, the defendant can file a motion with the court to set a hearing to determine if the court should order the judgment released. Failure to properly release a Judgment is a separate cause of action or separate law suit.
What we can tell you is that, if the non-custodial parent owes past-due child support and is eligible for tax interception, we have requested the interception of State and Federal tax refunds. However, there are a number of reasons why our request may not be honored. For example, if the non-custodial owes back taxes, the tax refund will be applied to that debt first. If the non-custodial parent has another child support obligation, the refund may be applied to that case instead of yours. If you were (or are) receiving TANF benefits and the State has not been reimbursed for those benefits, the federal tax refund will be applied first to any amount owed to the State.
In all other cases, however, participation in the Title IV-D Program is voluntary. If you would like to withdraw from the program and are eligible to do so, please send us a written request.
Although we do not provide case-specific information over the phone, you can discuss your case in person with a customer service representative by stopping by our office any Wednesday during regular business hours. You do not need an appointment.
If you are applying online or through the mail, once we receive all required information, you can expect it to take about one to two weeks through the mail.
You have some control over how heavily involved we become in your child support case. We will be actively involved long enough to make sure that paternity is established for your child(ren) and an order is issued for you to pay child support. Once an amount of child support is ordered, we will send an income withholding order to your employer. The court will order you to notify us whenever your address or employment status changes. We will send out a new income withholding order whenever you change jobs. So long as you pay child support, on time and in full as ordered, you will most likely not hear anything more from us.
Pay your child support arrearage in full orEstablish a payment plan which includes an income withholding order.
If you feel you can meet one or both of these requirements, please contact our office in writing with the name and address of your employer. We will investigate your case and make a determination as to whether or not the suspension can be lifted.
Support and parenting time are two separate issues, and neither one depends upon the other. If you believe you are being deprived of the right to participate in your child's life, you may petition the court to enforce your rights.
Although we do not provide case-specific information over the phone, you can discuss your case in person with a customer support team member by stopping by our office any Wednesday during our regular business hours. You do not need an appointment.
The Tippecanoe County Recorder's Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Tippecanoe County Office Building at 20 N 3rd Street in downtown Lafayette. The Recorder's Office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays).
Recording requirements are set by Indiana Code 36-2-11. Indiana Code 36-2-11
In order to record a properly prepared deed or instrument, it must first have been submitted to the Tippecanoe County Assessor's Office and the Tippecanoe County Auditor's Office. The Tippecanoe County Assessor will require a sales disclosure form to be filed prior to recording.
To request copies of recorded documents by mail you must include payment of $1 per page for the copy(ies) and have the recording number or the book and page number. If you do not have this information, come in person or send a representative to the Tippecanoe County Recorder's Office or contact a title company to do a search for you and then place the copy order.
Certification is an additional $5.
Otherwise, a complaint should be filed in writing to the Building Commission at the following page: complaint form.