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Is an Attorney needed to re-coup interest on child support in arrears?

Villa Park, IL |

I'm wondering if you enlist enforcement services do they calculate and go after the interest also along with the amount in arrears?

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  1. in lake county, child supt. services does try to collect the interest in addition to the support.


  2. You can calculate interest yourself if you have the talent in that department. An attorney can do likewise. There are programs for calculating arrearage interest, but some are not very good and unless you have only one judgment date, calculating child support intrest can get complicated.

    The state usually does not calculate interest. It is just too complicated for not really much money but you can insist they do it.


  3. Yes you must ask for the interest. You can try to calculate it yourself by using an online program or enlist the services of a private attorney.

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