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Prosecutor
Tony Sommer
451 Courthouse Square • Frankfort , IN 46041
Phone:765-659-6350 • Fax:765-659-6367
Mon-Wed, Fri 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thurs 8:00AM - Noon
 


The Office of the Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney is charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in all felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions resulting from crimes committed within Clinton County, Indiana. In addition, the office prosecutes traffic and other infraction violations of state law, as well as juvenile violators.

The Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney convenes and supervises all Grand Jury proceedings. The current Prosecuting Attorney, Tony Sommer , graduated from Indiana University in 1986, earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from Northwestern University, and was Admitted to Practice that same year. He has been a Clinton County Prosecutor since 2003.

The Office of the Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, through its Title IV-D Child Support Office, is charged with the responsibility of enforcing child support orders entered in divorce and paternity cases.

The Adult Protective Services for Clinton County is supervised and administered through the Clinton County Prosecutor's Office. The Adult Protective Services is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect or exploitation of mentally or physically incapacitated adults.

Who Child Support Assists

• Any parent or person with custody of a child who needs help to establish a child support order
• Any parent or person with custody of a child who needs help to collect support payments from the non-custodial parent
• Any parent or person who needs help to establish the identity of a child's parents (paternity)

The Child Support Division represents the State of Indiana and is not permitted to act as your attorney; however, we may be able to assist you in the establishment, enforcement, or modification of child support orders.

The Child Support Division is not permitted to assist you in matters relating to divorce, custody, or visitation.

If you believe any of these apply to you, first, you must establish that you have a child that is legally entitled to support.  A court must legally identify the other parent of the child and order that person to pay a specific amount of money to assist with the expense of raising the child.  We can help you with this process if you have not yet legally established the identity of the child’s other parent and would like to establish a child support order, or if you have a valid child support order and would like assistance in its enforcement.  In order to file a contempt action for non-payment of child support, the obligated parent must be the equivalent of one (1) month in arrears.  You must bring the proper information to this office and pay a one-time fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), unless you or the child are currently on medicaid.

Many more specific child support questions can be answered in searching the How Do I... section linked at the top of the page.

We are not your lawyer

The Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office has a contract with the Indiana Child Support Bureau, a division of the Indiana Department of Child Services, to “provide for mutual assistance and procedures for establishing paternity, for securing financial support for minor children, and for ensuring compliance, where possible, with agreements and court orders for child and spousal support in Title IV-D cases.”  Pursuant to Indiana Code Section 31-25-4-13.1, by entering into that contract with the Child Support Bureau, this office has entered into:

“An attorney-client relationship with the state to represent the interests of the state in the effective administration of the plan [for the administration of Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act] and not the interests of any other person.”

Therefore, even if we wanted to represent the interests of you or your children in your child support case, we are prohibited by law from doing so.  We understand how frustrating it can be for you to deal with the enormous government bureaucracy of which this office is only a tiny part.  Nevertheless, we hope that you understand that we are just trying to do our jobs to the best of our abilities and within the limits of the law.  And since our contract with the state and the Indiana Code both clearly limit us to representing the interests of the state and not the interests of any other person.

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