Your ex probably tried to serve your last known address, but if you weren't living there, then you were never properly served. Yes, you need an attorney at this point to quash the warrant in IL. You will also need to have the attorney file for a reduction or temporary suspension in your child support if you cannot pay it. What's more, if you gave her the proceeds of the home, this may give you an offset in the child support, thereby reducing or eliminating the $7,800.00 they are claiming you owe. To find an IL family law attorney to help you with this, you may look here: www.martindale.com. I would try to find one in Rock Island County, so they can appear on your behalf.
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