Greater Chicago Area Child Support Enforcement Attorneys

Illinois law is quite clear: Parents who are divorced or separated should both contribute financially toward raising the children. This is the goal behind court-ordered child support orders. Unfortunately, some parents ignore their responsibility and fail to pay what they owe.

At Goddard & Malmquist, we are child support enforcement lawyers who have been representing the rights and interests of Illinois families and individuals since 1973. If your child's mother or father is not paying court-ordered child support, we can help.

Illinois Provides Two Routes For Enforcing Child Support Orders

To seek enforcement of a child support order in Illinois, you can either enlist the help of a private lawyer, like one at our law firm, or you can appeal to the State Attorney's Office in the county in which you live.

The latter route is free. However, the State Attorney's Office is usually very congested with cases, which makes the process quite time-consuming. In addition, the state will only address support issues, and you may have other related problems — such as your ex failing to comply with requirements regarding life insurance or tax returns.

Did you know? If you choose our law firm and your ex is found to be in civil contempt for failing to pay child support, the judge can require your ex to pay all your attorney fees. This means your ex may be required to reimburse you for your costs and you may not need to pay out-of-pocket for retaining a highly experienced lawyer.

At Goddard & Malmquist, we recognize that each case is unique, and we adjust our representation to suit the needs of each client. We believe in reasonableness and cooperation, but we are also prepared to aggressively protect our clients' rights in court when alternative dispute resolution is not an option.

From filing petitions for civil contempt to pursuing wage garnishments against the delinquent parent, you can count on us to fight for your rights and the money you need to care for your child.

Schedule A Consultation With A Child Support Payment Lawyer

To discuss how Goddard & Malmquist can help you obtain the child support payments that you deserve, contact us at 847-382-3995, or send us an email to arrange a consultation.