Sedgwick County Court Trustee Announces Amnesty Day
On April 23, 2009 the Sedgwick County Office of the Court Trustee will host their second Amnesty Day at the Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian.
Amnesty Day is an opportunity for parents with outstanding warrants on their child support cases to clear their warrants in exchange for a payment against their child support.
Parents who do not have outstanding bench warrants but have not made any recent payments may also come to Amnesty Day to set up a payment plan on their child support arrearage.
To participate in Amnesty Day parents will need to appear in person at the Alford Branch Library between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.. Parents will be expected to make a payment toward their child support and enter into a written payment plan.
Most parents will be expected to make a minimum payment in the amount of 1.5 times their monthly child support obligation. All payments must be in the form of a money order or a cashier’s check. Parents will also be ordered back to a new court date so that their compliance with their payment plans can be reviewed.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a large child support bench warrant sweep in the weeks following Amnesty Day. All parents who do not take advantage of Amnesty Day and still have outstanding child support bench warrants at that time will be subject to arrest during the sweep.
Sedgwick County, like many othe counties across the country, is feeling the effects of the economy. Amnesty Day has proven to be a program that helps both the payor parent and the parent who receives the child support.
To learn more about Amnesty Day, please contact the Office of the Court Trustee at 316-660-5833.