Omaha, NE asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois

Q: Divorce/Child Support !read the more information!

This is about my divorced parents and 14 year old brother. My mom has my father pay $1000 a month for child support (it has not gone through the court ) she has scared him into thinking the court will make him pay up to $2000 or more (My Father installs Carpet for a living) and that he will no longer see my brother, she has also threatened to get money out of him with alimony so he is now scared to take her to court my mother also does NOT use the money for my brother she uses It for vacations out of the country to see the reason for the divorce and things for that man and her personal use only. She has told my brother that the money is for her and not for him I’ve tried convincing my father to talk to a lawyer but he is to scared so I’m trying to find out what he can do and if I should find him a lawyer because he needs help !

1 Lawyer Answer

Ray Choudhry

Answered
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: He needs to take a look at his divorce judgment to see how much and how he is to pay the child support.

If he was to pay it through the court and isn't doing it, he may be building up an arrearage.

Child support and visitation are treated as two separate issues.

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