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  • Unpaid Child Support Illinois

    Hello,

    Carious if there is a time frame or amount for unpaid child support that you could get someone put in jail for not holding up there side of this contract?

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    what do you mean? Are you talking about how long before you can file for contempt if a parent has not been paying court ordered child support?

    FYI, if there is no court order for child support, there is nothing you can do. Chidl support is not legally owed.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by mommyof4 View Post
      what do you mean? Are you talking about how long before you can file for contempt if a parent has not been paying court ordered child support?

      FYI, if there is no court order for child support, there is nothing you can do. Chidl support is not legally owed.
      There is a court order for child support. He is behind and a couple payments have trickled in on the past few weeks but has almost two year of collective unpaid child support. I guess I am trying to find out if the breach of contract on his part can warrant stiffer penalties we can pursue.

      Just disheartening that parents out there doing the right thing seem to have less rights then those who are not upholding there end of the contract.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by iamtgo3 View Post
        There is a court order for child support. He is behind and a couple payments have trickled in on the past few weeks but has almost two year of collective unpaid child support. I guess I am trying to find out if the breach of contract on his part can warrant stiffer penalties we can pursue.

        Just disheartening that parents out there doing the right thing seem to have less rights then those who are not upholding there end of the contract.
        "Breach of contract" has nothing to do with a CS order.

        If arrears are owed you can file for payment of the arrears.

        If nothing is paid at all for about 30 to 60 days, them you can file for contempt.

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        • #5
          xena

          Being new to all of this what will the out come be of filing for contempt. Can you explain that a little bit. What does that mean or impact for the deadbeat?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by iamtgo3 View Post
            xena

            Being new to all of this what will the out come be of filing for contempt. Can you explain that a little bit. What does that mean or impact for the deadbeat?
            Usually for the first contempt, the court will make a finding of civil contempt, then order the NCP to pay a "purge", which is usaully a percentage of arrears owed. Sometimes a Judge will order a large purge, sometimes a small purge, based on the NCP's actual income and ability to pay. Some Judges take a no nononsense approach and immediatly give jail time, but usually for the first time it will be a purge or possible jail.

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