Roger : Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Family Law litigation attorney. Thanks for your question. I'll be glad to assist.
Roger : The best thing to do is to contact the Illinois dept. of child services and try to work out an agreement to get this delinquency paid as it could result in civil or criminal charges.
Roger : Also, the debt isn't going away because there's no statue of limitations for child support orders entered after 1997 - - so it will remain outstanding until paid.
hi Roger, the order was entered on 1994.
Roger : Ok. In that case, there's a 20 year statute of limitations on the collection of child support under the order.
Roger : Here's a good link: http://www.supportcollectors.com/resources_illinois.php#arrears_limit
i tried to reduce the amount few years ago and hired an attorney and she was not able to do anything about it.
does it restart from the second time
Roger : You would just be relieved of 1 year at a time as the 20 year period would apply to each payment missed.
so does it mean that next year 20 year statue of limatitions would expire.
i am simply under financial pressure and would like to know what would be the best step to take.
Roger : Yes, for the money due in 1994......
Roger : But, the money due in 1995, would not expire until 2015, and so on.
is there anyway to abate the interest
Roger : The best thing to do is to try and make an offer to repay the debt based on your income.
Roger : If you were able to offer a lump sum payment, it may be possible to get rid of some of the interest, but if you can't do that, it's not likely that your interest would be abridged.
Roger : The best thing to do is contact the dept of child services and ask to try and reach an arrangement.
i have a condo that my family live in there. would you think if i would borrow some money against the home. would they take a settlement.
Roger : You'd have to ask if you made a lump sum payment whether they'd accept, and if so - - how much - -
Roger : Then you could try to gather funds to pay this off and put this behind yo.
Roger : *you.
is it done before and is it practical
Roger : Yes, this does happen, and you can try to get that done.
do you know if they would take 20 percent
Roger : No, I don't.
Roger : There's no guideline for this. It just depends on what the department is willing to accept, which is based on a case by case basis.
ok. but is it possible that they might take it?
Roger : Sure, it's possible - - especially on such an old debt.
the debt started on 1994 till 2007.