You can ask the Illinois Department of Child Support Services to enforce your child support agreement if the state processes your child support payments. The DCSS will investigate your claim to confirm that your co-parent is not making the required child support payments. The DCSS has several ways of enforcing child support orders, including:
- Garnishing your co-parent’s wages or bank accounts;
- Taking his or her federal and state income tax refunds;
- Placing a lien on his or her property;
- Suspending or revoking his or her driver’s license;
- Denying his or her passport; or
- Requesting criminal prosecution because your co-parent is in contempt of a court order.
The DCSS will decide which mechanism to use based on how much your co-parent owes and whether he or she has a history of missing payments....