Enforcement Of State And Foreign Decrees

In the state of Illinois, both parents are required to provide for their child financially. However, if a party ordered by the court to pay a certain amount of support fails to do so, or is consistently late with payment, the court can find that party in contempt. In most cases, the noncomplying party will be forced to pay, or face jail time among other serious penalties.

At Schaffer Family Law, Ltd., we have been handling complex divorce matters for more than 28 years. We understand the law and the procedures necessary to resolve contested family law disputes. Whether you need help enforcing a child support order or a spousal maintenance order, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf.

Court orders are mandatory not voluntary. If you are not receiving the support ordered to you by the court, you can fight back. Contact us to discuss your situation in detail with our lawyer, David N. Schaffer.

Working to Enforce Child Support and Custody Orders

Sometimes, one parent moves away, making it much more difficult for the other parent to enforce child-related court orders. In situations such as these, it may be necessary to register judgment elsewhere, generally where the child resides.

Once a judgment has been registered, we can begin the process of enforcement. To obtain the support you need, we can file a lien on the debtor's home. Penalties such as the suspension or revocation of driving privileges or professional licenses may also be imposed. Parties who have to go to court to enforce a judgment are allowed to recover attorney's fees through Illinois law.

Contact Us

To speak with our Illinois child support enforcement attorney about the enforcement of a court order, please contact us to schedule an appointment in our Naperville office. You may also call us at 630-922-4500.