In every state in the country, child support arrears have interest attached to it. I know because I used to work in child support collections in a different state, for two horrible years, so I know what they do.
I will tell you that in Ill. it is possible to settle the amount you owe and come to a settlement number with child support collection. If you want to have an attorney help you settle this amount for you, I can find attorneys for you in your area.
The other thing you can do is follow this link: http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/
There is something called Project Clean Slate that may give you a chance to wipe out some of your debt. I don't know how much you owe so I'm not going to say that it will wipe out all of it but you should look into Project Clean Slate and see if you can get a lot of the child support, or at least some of it, knocked out. This will be aimed at getting rid of some of the interest.
Try this Project Clean Slate, see if you qualify and see if you can get some help in reducing your interest. This is not available in many states, but it is available in yours, so I hope you qualify for it. I know how awful it is to see those numbers keep going up and it's for the interest. I hope that this works out for you.
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You have the opportunity to do something about this, so hopefully one of these will work for you.
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