In Illinois if you sign over your parental rights to your child's mother do you still have to pay past due child support?
yes. the child has up till a certain age to pursue back child support. the child can use back child support to go to college or use it for other stuff. even if you gave up you…r rights. the money won't go to the mother , it will go to the child. if she was adopted by a future husband that married your ex wife, then that's a different story. one thing is different from the other in the courts eyes. the longer the mother goes with petition the better the matter is with you. if she waits till the child is 16 or 17 then she can't control the money if you have to pay it. it can go straight into a account in you child's name only. if the child gets married early or starts working, the matter can change again. once the child becomes a 18 yr old, a petition will have to be done by the child and not the mother. ( Full Answer )