Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk
If you have lost your job or your hours have been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic and you have a child support order entered against you, you MUST file something. It is not enough to make a phone call to the Child Support Division. If your case is judicial, you must file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court a motion to modify child support due the substantial change in circumstances resulting from job loss or reduction in the number of hours worked.
Additional information about modifying support, eFiling, and checking the status of your case online can be found on the Family Law Program page.
If you believe that a child may be placed for adoption, you must file with the Putative Father Registry. You must file with the Registry no later than 30 days after the child is born but you can register before the child is born.
You must also file for paternity in order to protect your rights as a father—no later than 30 days after you register with the Putative Father Registry.
Please note that the Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk is currently physically closed, but if you need legal assistance or advice regarding paternity or support call us at (312) 726-2938 and leave a message mentioning the Pro Se Advice Desk.
Please note, the information provided on these pages does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All the information here is for general informational purposes only.