Child support is common in most Illinois divorces. If you are going to receive child support, there are two ways to do so:
- You can arrange for your spouse to pay you directly; or
- You can enter an order garnishing your former spouse’s wages and be paid through the state disbursement unit.
As you can imagine, wage garnishment is the most popular option because most couples who are divorced don’t get along or don’t want to coordinate to exchange child support payments each month. In this article, we discuss wage garnishment in greater detail to get you familiar with how it will work in your divorce case.