If a parent fails to pay court ordered child support, there are a number of child support enforcement actions that may be taken to ensure the payment of child support.
Measures may be taken to garnish wages, place liens against property or real estate, freeze bank accounts, deny passport issuance, and suspend professional or drivers licenses. In some cases a debtor might land in jail, although this is usually reserved as a a last resort.
Sometimes a parent fails to pay child support simply because they lack the means to meet the obligation. However, if a parent is not able to make payments, they are not released from the obligation until they file a formal motion requesting a modification of child support. This may allow the parent to decrease the amount of child support during periods of unemployment or under-employment and will give the other parent some idea of what to expect moving forward.
Is Your Ex Not Making Child Support Payments?
If you are depending on child support payments to care for your children it can be very concerning when a parent fails to make court ordered child support payments. If your ex is not making child support payments or if you are having difficulty with your ex regarding the timely payment of child support, you may want to visit with an experienced Illinois Family Law and child support enforcement attorney to help you collect not only back child support, but to ensure that regular payments resume. Contact the Law Offices of Ronald L. Bell & Associates PC for assistance today at 847-495-6000.