There are two types of child support orders:
The amount owed in child support is calculated based on both parent's income. If a parents fails to make on-time payments, the amount owed becomes past-due child support.
In addition, child support orders can make a parent owe different kinds of payments, including:
Child support orders may also specify how a parent must make payments. This could be through an income withholding order, by making payments directly to the Illinois State's Disbursement Unit (SDU), or some alternative method. Unless you have been ordered to do otherwise, you can make child support payments via a check or money order.
The frequency of child support payments depends on the order. Payments could be made bi-weekly, monthly, or in one large lump sum.
Generally speaking, child support orders can only be made for children that are under the age of 18 or attend high school. Child support orders usually include an end date, typically a high school graduation or eighteenth birthday.