Quoting Misty Walls:" they will assign you a caseworker & then you will go in to sign papers. Cs will take care of getting ... [snip!] ... they told him the amount. Now that he's a few grand behind we will have to go to court when they finally catch up with him"
This is more the process I went through. Caseworker. And now they've scheduled a meeting with only him to talk about the amount he has to pay. Court is only involved if he contests the amount and we have to negotiate or he gets behind on his payments.
And here in Georgia, there's always been a $25 fee that I've known of. If you have Medicaid and/or food stamps, they waive the fee.