SAEF Legal Aid logo. Click to return to home pageMobile menu. Click to view page options.
x
X button. Click to close window.

Child Support

What Does it Mean?

Child support refers to a payment made towards the cost of caring for a minor child.

Things You Should Know

The parent that pays child support is called the non-custodial parent. In some cases, the person that receives payments is the child's custodial parent. Other times, payments are made to the state of Illinois (learn more).

A child support order is a legally-binding document that requires a parent to pay a certain amount in child support on a regular basis. There are other ways to make valid child support payments without an order, such as through a check or money order with "child support" in the memo.

See Related

Definitions

Definitions

Articles

Articles