M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
301 4th St - Covington IN 47932
Daniel Askren - Prosecutor
Title IV-D Administrator
Title IV-D Deputy Admin.
Title IV-D Support Asst.
The Child Support Division of the Prosecutor's Office operates the Title IV-D child support enforcement program for Fountain County. The child support office has continued to strive to meet the needs of the community by implementing and utilizing all tools available under the Federal and State law.
Services are open to all in the community who have children with only one parent in the home. Services may also be available to guardians of minor children. If the absent parent is in another state, child support can still be enforced. Services are availabe at no charge for those receiving public assistance from the county. Otherwise, the fee to initiate a child support case is $25.00. You may download an application for Title IV-D Child Support Services from the link on this page or come to our office on the lowest level of the courthouse in the southwest corner.
We are not involved in custody or visitation matters.
CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Enforcement of existing Child Support orders
- Establishment of Child Support orders
- Establishment of Paternity and Support orders
- Reimbursement of State Public Assistance including TANF and obtaining health insurance orders in cases involving Medicaid coverage.
- Investigate and file criminal charges as appropriate for Non-support of Dependent Child under Indiana law.
- Refer cases where appropriate to the U.S. Attorney's Office for investigation of violation of Federal non-support of a child.