Blog ImageChild support is a legal obligation that requires non-custodial parents to provide financial support to their children on a regular basis to help cover the costs of their upbringing. When a parent fails to meet their child support obligations, they are considered delinquent, and this can have serious consequences for both the child and the parent involved.

Delinquent child support is a significant and widespread issue that affects millions of children and families across the United States. According to the Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), as of January 2021, the total amount of child support arrears submitted to the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) by states totals more than $113 billion. If you are having difficulty collecting child support owed to you, an Illinois family lawyer can help.