Many court Orders will provide that a parent who is paying child support must be current on child support in order to be eligible to claim tax exemption(s). This time of year is when that issue often comes to the forefront.
If a person does not obey a court Order in Illinois, then there is a remedy called a Rule to Show Cause (also referred to as a Contempt Action) that can be brought to address the matter. In Illinois, a Rule to Show Cause is often used to address failures to pay child support and interference with visitation.
In Iowa, when a person fails to follow a court order, the matter can be addressed through a Rule to Show Cause (which is sometimes also called a contempt action). A Rule to Show Cause is most commonly used in family law cases to address violations of court orders involving custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support.