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My son's biological father has never paid child support and

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My son's biological father has never paid child support and chose not to be a part of his life. Well my son is 14 years old and expenses are growing. I am currently a full time student as well and need help. Are there any options for getting child support without him having rights to my son as my son does not want anything to do with him? My belief is he should have to help as it takes 2 to create a child
Thank you,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you tonight.

You can sign up with Illinois Child Support and they will get you child support.They don't deal with visitation but it is possible he could file his own visitation application.

I would apply here and seek support , you deserve it, you may get arrears as well.

Expert:  RayAnswers replied 1 year ago.

hild Support Guidelines

In determining a dollar amount for child support, Illinois courts are required to follow the minimum guidelines set forth by statute. In rare circumstances, the court can deviate from the child support guidelines. The current guidelines for child support are as follows:


Percent of Payor’s Net Income











6 or more


So you are due child support court wills set ti based on his income and number of kids.

Thanks again I appreciate the chance to help you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much.
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 1 year ago.

You are so welcome.I wish you the best with all of this and school as well.

Expert:  RayAnswers replied 1 year ago.

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