The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office is committed to utilize every resource at its disposal to assist those parents, both men and women, who are struggling to raise their children without the support from the absent parent. The Child Support Enforcement Unit works to obtain financial support for their children.
The DuPage County Child Support Enforcement Program can help with:
- Establishing paternity
- Establishing support or modifying existing support orders
- Enforcing existing support orders
Both public aid recipients and non-public aid recipients apply for Child Support Services by calling the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) at 1-800-447-4278 or apply online.
- You must be a resident of the State of Illinois and the legal custodian of the child(ren) in need of support.
- You must reside in DuPage County.
- Authorize the State's Attorney's Office to use all sources of information legally available to conduct an investigation and determine any appropriate legal action.
- Assist by providing any information you may have which might be of use, such as a home address, phone number or known place of employment of the absent parent.
- Provide all necessary and pertinent information and appear for interviews and court appearances as necessary.
- Income withholding
- Property liens
- Credit Bureau reports
- Tax fund interception
- Non-wage garnishments
- Contempt proceedings, including jail sentences
- Suspension of drivers license
Families that have the ability to communicate respectfully, have no history of domestic violence and have a reasonable expectation of reaching an agreement for support and parenting time are eligible for the DuPage County Agreed Support and Parenting Time Program - ASAP. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services along with the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office have created this FREE and VOLUNTARY program for families who wish to avoid contested court proceedings. For more information call 630-407-8005.
Couples have the option of proceeding on their own, Pro Se, or hiring a private attorney. If you do not have an attorney, contact your local Bar Association referral service. The DuPage County Bar Association Referral Service can be reached at 630-653-9109. For assistance with visitation, mediation services are available through the DuPage County Family Center. You may call 630-407-2450 for more information or go online to www.dupageco.org/familycenter. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office cannot assist with these private matters.