Child support can be an important aspect of the financial life of many children. Whether for shoes or housing, extracurricular sports or food, the monetary contribution from a non-custodial parent can provide a tremendous amount of support for a child. However, an Illinois state representative says that not enough children are receiving the child support that they need, and she would like to do something about it.
Deb Conroy, an Illinois state representative, points out that the state does not pursue any felony charges for parents who owe back child support. She also points out that many neighboring states press felony charges for delinquent payments. In order to combat the back child support that can sometimes appear to be unreachable, she recently filed a bill that would allow the state to initiate felony penalties for parents who not only owe back child support, but who are also financially equipped to make the court-ordered payments.