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20 N. Clark Street
Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312-345-9999

Schaumburg Office

1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-995-9999

Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-653-9400

Orland Park Office

15255 W. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-9904

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b2ap3_thumbnail_schaumburg-divorce-lawyer.jpgWith all of the do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce guides online, it is no wonder that interest in legal self-representation is increasing. Although a DIY divorce could be effective in some cases, it is often best to retain an attorney who focuses on family law to represent you

Many assume that mediation, one of the alternative ways in which to pursue the divorce process, and other methods for the divorce process do not require an attorney. However, you may wish to hire a lawyer if your divorce case is more complex or requires eventual litigation. In addition, an attorney can help you address your distinct concerns and rights.

Why You Might Want to Appoint a Divorce Attorney

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Illinois child support changes, Schaumburg divorce lawyerBeginning July 1, 2017, new guidelines will be put in place for the determination of child support in Illinois. Current law bases child support calculations on a set percentage of net income. For example, the child support payment for one child is 20% of the net income of the non-custodial parent. Under the new "income shares" model, the incomes of both parents will be taken into account in the calculation.  

What is the "income shares" model, and how does it work?

The goal of the income shares model is to try to allocate support as if the child and parents were living in an intact household. In order to calculate the child support amount owed, the incomes of both parents will be combined to come up with a shared gross income. Based on that amount, a basic support obligation will be imposed. This obligation will be pre-determined by a schedule developed by the Department of Health & Family Services (DHFS). Each parent will then be responsible for a portion of the basic obligation prorated in proportion to each parent’s share of the combined income.

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20 N. Clark Street
Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-345-9999
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  1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-995-9999
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  400 S. County Farm Rd.
Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
630-653-9400
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  15255 W. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
708-226-9904
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