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Illinois employer's responsibility for child support


Delinquent child support payments can lead to serious financial troubles for the custodial parent as well as for the minor child. State authorities in Illinois have investigated such issues, and they have initiated various programs and legal actions that can help the custodial parent to recover the child support payments that the family court judge ordered, keeping in mind the various factors that help determine the best interest of the child. In a lot of cases, the custodial parent finds it beneficial to consult with an attorney in order to help them seek the due child support payments.

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, along with the Child Support Services Program, have established the various guidelines and responsibilities of every employer within the state of Illinois to not only report new employees in the company but also to withhold wages from the employee in the event that the person owes child support.

Employers have the responsibility to report all new employees. Employers are also responsible for withholding income in order to pay child support and health insurance. Furthermore, employers may remit any salary payments withheld in order to make child support payments. Finally, employers are responsible for indicating if the employee who is no longer employed by that employer.

When the custodial parent's attorneys contact the employers regarding withholding the non-custodial parent's salary in order to pay child support as dictated by law, the employer is obligated, according to state laws, to forward all necessary documents to the concerned departments in the organization. In the event that the employer fails to withhold the income in violation of the judge's notice, that employer may face penalties for non-compliance with legal orders and notices.

Source: ILChildSupport-Employer.com, "Illinois child support," accessed on Aug. 18, 2015

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