Friday, February 20, 2015

Old Child Support: Don't Wait Too Long

In re Marriage of Ross

Illinois Appellate Court Civil Court
Case Number: 
 2015 IL App (2d) 130961
Decision Date: 
 February 11, 2015
District: 
 2d Dist.
Division/County: 
 Du Page Co.
Justice: 
 BIRKETT
Holding: 
 Reversed and remanded with directions.
Judgment of dissolution entered in 1983, including monthly child support to be paid by husband; husband died in 2008. In 2012, wife filed petition for confirmation of lien, sale of real estate, and entry of QDRO, alleging child support arrearages and interest totaling nearly $66,000. Section 510(e) of Marriage Act subjects to Probate Act all claims for child support, including those based on arrearages existing when payor died. Wife's claim was time-barred, per section 5/18-12 of Probate Act, as it was filed more than two years after husband's death. (HUTCHINSON and ZENOFF, concurring.)



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