Illinois Child Support
Family Law Attorneys Serving Clients From Offices in Chicago, Schaumburg, Northbrook, and Wheaton
In Illinois, child support is usually paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent for the support and education of the children. The court may also order the non-custodial parent to pay a portion of the child's health care expenses not covered by insurance and to pay reasonable child care expenses.
- Obtaining an order for child support in cases of divorce and paternity
- Uncovering hidden assets that a parent may not have declared
- Obtaining a post-decree modification of child support agreements when there has been a significant change of financial circumstances for either parent
- With child support enforcement when there is delinquency in support payments ("deadbeat dad" cases)
When you need effective legal representation in court, contact Anderson & Associates or call 312-345-9999 for the Chicago office or 847-995-9999 for the Schaumburg office or 630-653-9400 for Wheaton.Our lawyers help clients going to family court in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Kane County, Will County, and McHenry County.
Illinois Child Support Guidelines
Illinois courts determine child support payments by using the Child Support Guidelines. The amount of support is based on the income of the non-custodial parent. The percentages are as follows:
Percentage of Supporting Party's Net Income
6 or more
In child support matters net income is calculated as:
All income minus state and federal taxes, Social Security and Medicare payments, mandatory retirement contributions, union dues, healthcare premiums, and prior child support obligations.
Child support stops when a child reaches the age of 19, or earlier if the child becomes emancipated. Payments may continue beyond the age of 19 if the child pursues post-secondary education or remains dependent because of illness or disability.
The family law attorneys at Anderson & Associates can help you apply Illinois child support laws to your financial situation to develop fair and enforceable child support agreements for your family. For experienced legal representation in the child support process, or to modify an existing agreement, call or e-mail our Chicago area law offices to schedule a free initial consultation.
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