Am I going to get behind in child support?

Asked over 1 year ago - Springfield, IL

I filed a petition to modify child support because my earnings have dropped. I filed this last month and there is still no hearing date set. Can I ask the judge to drop the arreage that has occured since I filed the petition?

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  1. Gary L. Schlesinger

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . yes. the statute gives the court power to modify support back to the date of notice of the motion to modify. so if you have not yet sent notice to the other side, the answer is no.

    call the clerk, get a court date. send notice that you want a hearing to reduce your support on the attached motion filed--insert the date.

  2. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Why is there no hearing date set? Did you file a notice of motion with a date set for hearing? A motion by itself is on file but no hearing set. You need to set a hearing date.

  3. Wes Cowell

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Why havent' you set a hearing date?

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