Illinois Collects Record $1.4 Billion in Unpaid Child Support
The state of Illinois has reportedly collected a record amount of child support for the fifth consecutive year, according to a news report. The department has apparently collected a record $1.38 billion for custodial parents of Illinois children during fiscal year 2009, slightly higher than last year. The department is also working to deny hunting and fishing license permits for parents who fail to pay child support. They are also working to suspend these parents’ driver’s licenses.
Pennsylvania too has very strict laws in place that make penalties for parents who fail to pay child support very severe. Any amount owed in back payments are known as “arrearages” and a parent who does not pay them can face penalties including jail time, driving license and passport suspension, bank account seizure, reporting of failure to pay to credit agencies, seizures of assets, garnishing paychecks and so on. If you need advice on how to collect child support that is owed to you or pay up child support that you owe, please consult with an experienced Pennsylvania child support attorney for legal advice and counsel.
The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz has years of experience dealing with complicated divorce laws, child custody and child support issues. Our attorneys can help you recover the child support you are legally entitled to, help draft a child support contract or help parents who have not paid child support in some time make that payment without facing penalties. Call us today for a free consultation.