Generally yes. While the court itself will not do it, the State of Michigan through the Attorney General's office will seek to enforce a child support order to reimburse the State. This is, of course, if there is a court order for child support.
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The state will probably go after your baby's dad for support. Normally, before a mom (or guardian) can obtain state support is if they name potential fathers. However, some states will release you of this obligation if there is good cause to not name the father, i.e. rape, etc. If the state does decide to go after your baby's father, you will be notified.
Your mom should be sure that the DHS caseworker has the contact information for your baby's father. DHS might want to open a separate case for you and your baby, and file a support action for your child through the prosecutor's office. There are facts you left out that are relevant, but your DHS worker will know how to best handle this for you.
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