(750 ILCS 22/305)
Duties and powers of responding tribunal.
(a) When a responding tribunal of this State receives a petition or
comparable pleading from an initiating tribunal or directly pursuant to
Section 301(b), it shall cause the petition or pleading to be filed and
notify the petitioner where and when it was filed.
(b) A responding tribunal of this State, to the extent not prohibited by
other law, may do one or more of the following:
(1) establish or enforce a support order, modify a
child-support order, determine the controlling child-support order, or determine parentage of a child;
(2) order an obligor to comply with a support order,
specifying the amount and the manner of compliance;
(3) order income withholding;
(4) determine the amount of any arrearages, and
specify a method of payment;
(5) enforce orders by civil or criminal contempt, or
(6) set aside property for satisfaction of the
(7) place liens and order execution on the obligor's
(8) order an obligor to keep the tribunal informed of
the obligor's current residential address, electronic-mail address, telephone number, employer, address of employment, and telephone number at the place of employment;
(9) issue a bench warrant for an obligor who has
failed after proper notice to appear at a hearing ordered by the tribunal and enter the bench warrant in any local and state computer systems for criminal warrants;
(10) order the obligor to seek appropriate employment
(11) award reasonable attorney's fees and other fees
(12) grant any other available remedy.
(c) A responding tribunal of this State shall include in a support order
issued under this Act, or in the documents accompanying the order, the
calculations on which the support order is based.
(d) A responding tribunal of this State may not condition the payment of a
support order issued under this Act upon compliance by a party with provisions
(e) If a responding tribunal of this State issues an order under this
Act, the tribunal shall send a copy of the order to the petitioner
and the respondent and to the initiating tribunal, if any.
(f) If requested to enforce a support order, arrears, or judgment or
modify a support order stated in a foreign currency, a responding tribunal of
this State shall convert the amount stated in the foreign currency to the
equivalent amount in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange
rate as publicly reported.
(Source: P.A. 99-119, eff. 1-1-16