In Illinois, noncustodial parents who are incarcerated are not required to pay child support under certain circumstances. However, this is not the case for prisoners in some other states, and as a result, the Obama administration is moving to put regulations in place that will make it possible for incarcerated parents to have their child support amounts modified.
Illinois parents who have full custody of their children and who want the other parent to pay for his or her obligations may decide to pursue child support. However, the first hurdle that these parents face is trying to locate the absent parent who has often tried to shirk his or her financial obligations.
Illinois parents who are divorcing have several options when it comes to child support arrangements. Parents can negotiate an agreement between themselves and their attorneys, they can use alternative dispute resolution methods, or the court may enter an order for child support in accordance with state guidelines.
Most fathers who are assigned a child support obligation may think that they are paying too much. After all, the obligation may not always reflect the cost of diapers and formula, clothing and of course, the costs surrounding transportation. And depending on how old a child may be, the inconsequential costs continue to add up.