The Financial Services Division protects Missourians by recouping money owed to the state or state agencies, including providing collection services to several divisions of the Attorney General’s office and more than 40 other state agencies. Division attorneys also take legal action to establish, maintain and modify child support obligations, and work to recover money owed by inmates to reimburse the state for the cost of their care.
As a result of the work of the Financial Services Division in 2009:
- More than 1,200 children are entitled to an additional $14.5 million in child support. The Child Support Modification Unit secured 1,935 support orders -- a 9 percent increase from 2008.
- More than $85 million was collected overall for Missouri's citizens.
- Missouri received more than $65 million for environmental clean-up from the Asarco bankruptcy case.
- Missourians were assured of important consumer protections following the bankruptcies of Chrysler and GM, including compliance with state lemon laws, the honoring of warranties for cars purchased before the bankruptcy, and compliance with state consumer-protection laws.