Chicago, IL asked in Child Support for Illinois

Q: Can two states take out child support for the same child?

Child was born in Illinois. Both parents lived in illinois and child support order was established in illinois. Custodial parent moved to Mississippi and opened up another case for the same child. Mississippi issued an order of withholding at the same time Illinois was also collecting. Now the custodial parent and child have moved back to Illinois and both illinois and Mississippi are collecting from my check.

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Can they? Yes. Should they? No. You need to have a lawyer in Mississippi dismiss the case there. If your child support amount in Illinois needs to be revisited, you need to do that here.

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