Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan Attorneys At Law
Call 618-207-4137
888-628-8977 Toll Free

The reality of child support

As the national economy continues to struggle and millions of people in Illinois face serious financial challenges, many are not able to keep up with even their regular monthly bills. As a result, countless families are contending with child support issues. Fortunately, there are options for parents dealing with such complications and hardships to help ensure that they and their children receive the financial support they deserve.

When a parent fails to make their required child support payments, sometimes the parent with primary custody withholds visitation rights to the child. Until the child support conflict is resolved, however, the visitation agreement should continue to be followed by both parties.

It’s also important that parents recognize that sometimes legitimate financial hardships prohibit individuals from making their full support payments on time. That’s why child support modifications can be made through the court at any time. Furthermore, the state of Illinois has anti-retroactive modification laws in place to encourage parents to address any payment issues immediately.

Parents also have the option of taking legal action in the event that they do not receive child support payments, especially after an extended amount of time. In some cases law enforcement will take measures to enforce child support agreements by garnishing wages, suspending driver’s licenses or even arresting individuals.

In 2009, parents owed approximately $108 billion in overdue child support payments. While there are no official calculations for 2013, the amount has likely increased considerably since then. That’s why it’s important that parents work together to come to an agreement that is both realistic and achievable, so that the financial needs of the child are always accounted for.

Source: U. S. News, “What to Do When Your Ex Won’t (or Can’t) Pay Child Support,” Geoff Williams, Nov. 20, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

When you are ready to discuss your legal issue with an experienced Illinois lawyer, we will be here for you.

Email Us For A Response

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Johnson, Johnson, & NolanAttorneys At Law

Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan
11 South High Street
Belleville, IL 62220

Toll Free: 888-628-8977
Phone: 618-207-4137
Fax: 618-277-1184
Belleville Law Office Map

Review Us
Pay Your Invoice | LawPay | VISA | Master Card | American Express | Discover Network