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If you cannot pay your child support payment

As the noncustodial parent, you have been making your child support payments regularly since your divorce was finalized in Illinois. However, you suddenly find yourself unable to make the payments. We at the Essig Law Office understand that the state has protection in place for those whose altered circumstances mean they cannot pay the original child support amount.

Can unpaid child support affect passport applications?

Many people realize that unpaid child support can affect families in a variety of negative ways, from creating financial hardships for children and custodial parents to the treat of arrest and tax refund interception. If you are obligated to make child support payments, it is also important for you to bear in mind that falling behind on child support could disrupt your life in other ways. In fact, some people in Illinois may be unable to apply for a passport due to their child support delinquency.

How you can be an effective non-custodial parent

If you and your spouse have chosen to pursue a divorce in Illinois, you may have begun to face the uncertainty of parenting the children you have had together. Often, primary custody is awarded to one parent with required visitations requested from the other parent. Your judge will most likely award custody based on factors including the health, financial stability, location and emotional state of you and your spouse. At Essig Law Office, we are familiar with the complications that often accompany divorce proceedings.

Does back child support affect taxes?

Whether you are a non-custodial parent who is obligated to pay child support or you are responsible for raising a child and are not receiving the child support that you are owed, you may be going through different challenges on a daily basis. It is important for parents who are struggling with child support to be aware of some of the consequences that come with child support delinquency. For example, if you have fallen behind on child support in Washington, or another Illinois city, you should know that your taxes could be affected.

Does genetic testing need to be done for child support?

If you are seeking child support in Illinois, you may wonder whether or not the father of your child needs to take a DNA test to prove paternity. The answer to this question depends on many factors, including the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth and your marital status.

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