Child Abandonment Warrant

The Child Abandonment Warrant is a probable cause warrant to determine if the child has been abandoned. This involves totally abandoning the child or children. The absent parent has to be absent for 30 straight days without visiting or helping financially to be considered abandonment.

Simultaneously Pending Cases

If there is a case pending with Child Support Recovery, it would need to be closed before filing. There cannot be 2 agencies with active case simultaneously.

Court Involvement

The Magistrate Court does not collect money and cannot order child support. The court determines if there is cause to make an arrest from the hearing. If an arrest is made because the defendant is found guilty, he/she may bond out and the case is heard in State Court.