Child Support and Active Duty
If you are a servicemember is on active duty, there are certain requirements you must follow with regard to court-ordered child support.
- Tell the friend of the court that you have been called to active military duty.
- If your child support is deducted from your paycheck, have your employer contact the friend of the court.
- If your income will be lower while on active duty, ask the friend of the court if you are eligible to have your support order modified to reflect your new, lower income.
- If your military deployment requires a passport and you owe more than $5,000 in child support arrearages, contact the friend of the court to discuss special payment options that will preserve your eligibility for obtaining a passport.
- If you are required to provide medical coverage for your child and it is not available from your employer while you are on active duty, enroll your child in TRICARE, the health coverage plan for military dependents.
Communications from SCAO
- 2004 Public Acts Affecting Friends of the Court and Circuit Courts (9/28/04) THIS DOESN"T NEED TO BE HERE ANYMORE. IT IS NEARLY TEN YEARS OLD. What would be more appropriate is a page to Friends of the court about specific responsibilities regarding servicemembers. but it isn't on this page.
- 2004 Public Act Concerning Friend of the Court Duties to Enforce Cases Without IV-D Applications (9/24/04) WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH SERVICEMEMBERS?
- Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (3/11/04) THIS MEMO IS NOT FOR SERVICEMEMBERS. I WOULD PUT IT ELSEWHERE.