Schaumburg child support lawyer

When parents get a divorce, they are still responsible for taking care of their children. How this is orchestrated may change, but every child has the right to receive support from both of their parents, emotionally and financially. This is why when parenting plans are created, a judge will likely keep both parents involved in the child’s life unless there are extreme circumstances, such as abuse. Child support is how the noncustodial parent will financially contribute to the child’s well-being. 

Determining Child Support

When child support is calculated in Illinois, both parents’ net incomes are considered using an "income shares" model. The numerical amount of support that parents are responsible for is based on their percentage of combined net income. The paying parent is usually the person who has the least amount of parenting time. Child support for the main custodial parent is implied. Money paid for child support goes toward basic needs, medical costs, and school expenses for the child only. 

Decisions about child support and parenting time are made in the best interests of the child. Still, the parent ordered to pay may fall behind or refuse to pay altogether. The following are reasons why a co-parent may fail to make support payments:

Contact a Schaumburg Child Support Lawyer 

When a child is not 100 percent supported by both parents, his or her quality of life can suffer. If your ex-spouse refuses to make child support payments or does not pay them on time, contact an experienced and dedicated Rolling Meadows divorce and family law attorney. Anderson and Associates, P.C. will make sure your child receives the financial help he or she needs to thrive. Call our office today at 847-995-9999 to schedule a free consultation.