(305 ILCS 5/10-13)
(from Ch. 23, par. 10-13)
Hearing on Petition.
The Illinois Department, or any officer or employee thereof designated
in writing by the Illinois Department, shall conduct hearings and
investigations in connection with petitions filed pursuant to
10-12 or Section 10-12.1. Responsible relatives and persons receiving
child support enforcement services under this Article shall
be entitled to
appear in person, to be
represented by counsel at the hearing and to present all relevant matter in
support of their petitions. The provisions of Sections 10-13.1 through 10-13.10
shall govern the hearing.
The hearing shall be de novo and the Illinois Department's determination
of liability or non-liability shall be independent of the determination of
the administrative enforcement unit.
(Source: P.A. 92-590, eff. 7-1-02.)