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Illinois Bill Would Prevent Those Owing More than $10,000 in Child Support from Appearing on Ballot

Given the specifics of the political discourse of the current day, fiscal responsibility is something that has taken on great value for voters and legislators alike, or at least that’s what’s being talked about as much as any other issue.  As such, a bill in Illinois is attempting to take this issue a step further by proposing to ban anyone from an election ballot who owes more than $10,000 in child support.

The bill was introduced recently and comes on the heels of news regarding a federal legislator from Illinois who spent months hammering on different officials and administrations for a lack of fiscal responsibility only to be found out that he himself owed more than $100,000 in back child support.  This is only one example cited by those who proposed this bill in the state legislature.  If it passes, it would not affect the candidates for the 2012 election, but would take effect after that.

The situation described above is just another example of where and how someone who is not remaining current on his or her child support could ultimately pay a steep price in one way or another for not doing so.  Not only would such a bill, if it became law, cost someone the opportunity to run for office, but it would also serve as a public embarrassment to anyone who would fall under its jurisdiction.

San Diego Child Support Lawyers

What this situation should tell anyone who is having problems with child support is that failing to take proactive steps to fix such a problem can and will only lead to additional problems which could also be worse in nature.  There are circumstances where reasonable adjustments can be made to child support payments, but it’s up to the person who owes this support to take the necessary steps to bring about these changes.

If you are facing the possibility of having problems with support, seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been helping fathers through these difficulties for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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