(20 ILCS 505/9.8)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5009.8)
The Department shall refer to the State's
Attorney, Attorney General, or to the proper legal representative of the
unit of government or private agency, for judicial enforcement as herein
of failure to make parental payments as required by law. Action shall be
brought in the circuit court to obtain parental payments and the recovery
of such payments may be taken separately or they may be consolidated with
actions to obtain other child support. Such actions may be brought in the
name of the child receiving care and training, or may be brought in the
name of the Department or the unit of local government, as the case requires,
in behalf of such persons.
The court may enter orders for the payment of monies for the care and
of the children as may be just and equitable and may direct payment thereof
for such period or periods of time as the circumstances require. The order
may be entered against the parents or guardians and shall be based upon
the standard determined under Section 9.1 or an amount determined by the
court to reflect the ability to contribute to the care and training of their
children provided by the Department.
When an order is entered for the parental payment for care and training
of the child, and the parent or guardian willfully refuses to comply with
its enforcement, the parent or guardian may be declared in contempt of court
and punished therefor.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)