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Stevie Wonder will pay $25,000 per month in child support

In Illinois, child support can be a cause of conflict between two parents who are going through the process of divorce. In most cases, child support obligations come to an end when the child reaches the age of 18 or becomes emancipated -- for example, he or she marries or joins the military. In one recent out-of-state case, well-known and recently divorced singer Stevie Wonder has been ordered to pay a whopping $25,000 in child support.

How does bankruptcy affect child support?

Bankruptcy is a common means of wiping out debts, but many Illinois parents who have gotten a divorce may wonder what a bankruptcy filing will do to their child support obligations. Before filing for bankruptcy, understanding how bankruptcy laws affect child support obligations is important.

What happens if a spouse refuses to pay child support?

In Illinois, the law provides potentially serious penalties and repercussions for failing to pay court-ordered child support. A child support order must be followed or else the person violating it may be subjected to a contempt proceeding. In addition to other penalties for contempt, people who fail to pay child support face other consequences.

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