The Greene County Prosecutor's Office Child Support Unit is the host county for the Springfield Regional Child Support Office (RCSO). The Springfield RCSO provides judicial services for the Missouri Family Support Division for the counties of Greene, Christian and Taney. As the regional office, the Child Support Unit works in conjunction with each county prosecutor to hold non-custodial parents in all three counties responsible for paying child support. The Child Support Unit prosecutes five types of cases:
- The establishment of paternity for children who are born out of wedlock and the establishment of a child support order for the support of that child;
- The enforcement of existing child support orders;
- The modification of certain child support orders in Greene County;
- Initiating and responding to cases from other states pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act;
- And other requests made by the State of Missouri Family Support Division (FSD).
To learn more information about child support enforcement, click here.
The Child Support Unit attorneys are:
Lynn Howerton - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Lynn joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in 2002. She received her law degree in 1993 from Texas Southern Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. After graduating law school, Lynn was an assistant district attorney for Hidalgo County, Texas for five years before returning to Missouri.
Brian Neal - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Brian joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January 2007, and is from Springfield, Missouri. He received a B.A. in History from Missouri State University in Springfield, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Brian graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2006.
Jonathan Osborne - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Jonathan joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February 2005. He is originally from Connecticut, where he received a B.A. in History and a Minor in Justice and Law Administration from Western Connecticut State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Jonathan moved to Missouri where he attended and graduated from the St. Louis University School of Law in 2004. After being licensed to practice law in Missouri, he worked in private practice.
Erin Stubblefield - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Erin joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January 2008. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Accounting. Erin graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2007.
Lara Webb - First Assistant Prosecutor
Joseph Wright - Senior Assistant Prosecutor
Joe joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January of 2014. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Joe served as the Mediation Director on the Board of Advocates. He also completed internships with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Missouri. After law school, Joe served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Callaway County, Missouri from 2012 to 2014. While there he handled traffic, white collar and property offenses. Joe was promoted to Senior Assistant in May of 2014, and now handles felony property, white collar and weapons offenses.