Temporary Child Support 101

Establishing Temporary Child Support in Yorkville, Illinois

TEMPORARY CHILD SUPPORT ORDER 101

Kendall County Temporary Child Support Lawyers

How to Start Child Support During a Divorce?

Establishing temporary child support is important because the cost of raising a child or children is expensive.  Temporary child support orders are temporary orders, which are effective while the divorce case last or until the temporary child support order is modified. 

1st Action:  Petition for Child Support or Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Children

A Petition for Child Support or otherwise known as a “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Children” is a motion or petition that ask the Defendant to pay child support and related expenses.  A Petition for Child Support is a motion that ask the court for relief or otherwise known as a request for child support.  Typically, the Petition for Child Support is a request for temporary and permanent child support.  A lot of times the Petition for Temporary and Permanent Child Support (or a variety of names) are a Petition or Motion requesting that the Defendant pay child support.  The name of the Petition is not important if the Petition ask that the Defendant Spouse pay child support and related expenses.

2nd Action:  Service of Summons in Kendall County

The Kendall County Summons informs the Defendant Spouse critical information such as the following:

  • Informs the Defendant that date, time, and court room of the divorce case
  • Warns the Defendant that if they fail to answer the Summons and the Complaint a default judgment may be taken against the Defendant
  • States that the Defendant must file an appearance and an answer to the divorce case and if they fail to do these things, the Defendant could face a default judgment

Generally, a Kendall County Sheriff or the local Sheriff’s Office (or Private Process Server) is responsible for serving the Defendant Spouse a copy of the Petition for Child Support along with the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Minor Children (or a variety of different names of the Petitions).

After the Defendant Spouse has been served, the temporary child support order begins to accrue for back owed child support.  For example, if the Defendant Spouse is served on January 2, 2019, back owed child support will accrue from the date of January 2, 2019 until the temporary child support order is entered at court hearing.

Service of Process in Kendall County

Service of process is the official notice (Summons) that is received from the Kendall County Sherriff’s Office.  It is the official court notice that comes from the courthouse.  After the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage for Minor Children is entered, the Plaintiff Spouse must pay the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office a nominal fee to serve the Defendant Spouse with the Summons and Petition for Child Support (or otherwise known as “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage”.

Experienced Kendall County Divorce and Child Support Attorneys

In conclusion, Sean Robertson is the founding member of Robertson Legal Group, LLC, which is a family and divorce law firm.  Our law firm focuses on temporary child support orders and child support, family, divorce, and child custody law in Yorkville and Kendall County.  Our attorneys are responsive and experienced in the areas of divorce, child support, child custody, and family law matter in Yorkville.  Our phone number is 630-882-9117.  We offer a FREE initial consultation.