The problem of deadbeat parents has increased over the last few years, as many moms and dads are still without work since the economic collapse of late 2008. Even if a non-custodial parent is unemployed, they can still be on the hook for child support, unless a modification order is approved by a judge. A local attorney wants to make sure parents on both sides of the child support issue know their rights and expectations.
Joan Spiegel, Attorney with Land of Lincoln Legal Services in Alton, says the state takes child support very seriously.
She says the court generally doesn't want to levy these penalties. It is only in cases w the individual shows contempt in which they will be subject to imprisonment, or the other penalties. You can find out more about child support in Illinois by clicking on this link: http://www.childsupportillinois.com/