Illinois Child Support Enforcement Resource Center

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Illinois Child Support Enforcement Resource Center

  • Intercepts of federal and state tax refunds
  • Intercepts of other state and federal payments, including Illinois lottery winnings
  • Suspension or revocation of Illinois professional license or occupational certificate
  • Denial or suspension of United States passport
  • Inclusion of child support debt in the non-custodial parent’s credit report
  • Seize assets of non-custodial parents in repayment of child support debt
  • State or federal criminal prosecution for non-payment

Who Can Enforce Court Ordered Child Support in Illinois?

The Illinois Child Support Enforcement is the state-run child support enforcement office for Illinois. The State of Illinois is required by federal law to provide services through Child Support Enforcement (CSE) and is funded by the federal government and the State of Illinois.

Full Time Equiv. Staff 1,546
Total Caseload 601,957

1 U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement, Boxscores for FY 2005

Support Collectors Collects Past Due Child Support in Illinois

If Child Support Enforcement hasn’t been able to get the results you want or you don’t feel they’re giving your case the personal attention it deserves, Support Collectors can help.

Support Collectors has developed a proven system that teams attorneys, investigators and enforcement specialists to work your case from every possible angle. We work nationwide and our only business is collecting support. Our success rate is up to three times better than the Illinois CSE and we never charge you a cent unless we put money in your hands.

Interest on Missed Child Support Payments

In the State of Illinois, any payment or portion of a payment that remains unpaid for 30 days or more accrues interest at the rate of 9% per year.

Illinois’s Statute of Limitations on Back Child Support Payments (Arrears)

No statute of limitation after 7/1/97. Prior to 07/01/97, the law limited enforcement of past-due child support judgments to 20 years. Therefore, any child support judgments that expired prior to 07/01/97 may not be enforced under 735 ILCS 5/12-108.

Illinois’s Statute of Limitations for Determination of Paternity

Illinois requires that paternity be established within two years of the age of majority.

Age of Emancipation / Age of Majority in Illinois

The age of majority in Illinois is 18. (755 ILCS 5/11-1 and (750 ILCS 5/505))

Child support is automatically terminated when the child reaches the age of majority unless the child has a disability or by agreement of the primary parties. Illinois extends support to age 19 if in High School and documentation is received.

How Are Child Support Payment Amounts Determined in Illinois?

In Illinois, support payments are based on the number of children. There are minimum guidelines for the payment of child support based upon a percentage of the obligor’s net income. The amount of support is dependent upon the net income of the paying parent. The guidelines in Illinois provide: 1 child: 20% of obligor’s net income; 2 children: 25% of obligor’s net income; 3 children: 32% of obligor’s net income; 4 children: 40% of obligor’s net income; 5 or more children: 50% of obligor’s net income.

Custody and Visitation Issues

Child support and visitation rights are separate issues. The court determines both and will usually order the non-custodial parent to pay support and the custodial parent to make the child available for visits.

The custodial parent must obey the court order for visitation, even if the non-custodial parent cannot or will not pay child support. The court can enforce any of its orders against either parent.

You Have Options

Any custodial parent not receiving public assistance may contract with a child support collection agency such as Support Collectors, or hire a private attorney, and at the same time have a case open with Illinois Child Support Enforcement. We work harder to collect the child support you are owed.

Collecting support is all we do and we give you the personalized, dedicated attention that your case deserves. Call us at (888) 729-6661 or get started online right now! We don’t charge a cent until we put money in your pocket.