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Wheaton: Office

460 S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 904-3033

Naperville: Office

119 S. Ellsworth St.
Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 984-7344

St. Charles: Office

555 S. Randall Rd.
Suite 204
St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 882-2114

Warrenville: Office

4200 Cantera Dr.
Suite 200
Warrenville, IL 60555

(630) 882-5837

Wheaton, Illinois Child Support Lawyers

Wheaton child support lawyer

Child Support Issues in DuPage County

Child support is one of the most commonly handled issues in family law. It is typically a part of divorce proceedings and legal separations or arranged between two unmarried parents. This issue goes hand-in-hand with child custody and visitation. Technically, the right to child support belongs to the child, but payments are generally made from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent.

New Illinois Child Support Guidelines in 2017

As of July 2017, the laws governing child support in Illinois have changed. Previously, child support payments were based on the net income of the non-custodial parent and the number of children. Under the updated law, the amount of money needed to care for a child will be determined using care amounts set by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services based on the parents’ combined income. This amount will be distributed between the parents based on their individual incomes as a percentage of the combined income. The court will also take each parent’s amount of parental responsibility and parenting time into consideration.

At the Abear Law Offices, we can provide a more comprehensive explanation of how child support is determined and what child support award is appropriate in your case. Attorney Anthony Abear has experience handling child support issues in divorce cases, paternity cases and post decree modifications. Adjustments to child support are routinely required as the circumstances of one or both parents change over time. At our firm, we maintain long-term relationships with our clients to facilitate post decree modifications as necessary.

Child Support in Cases of High Wealth

In divorce and paternity cases involving high wealth individuals, determinations of child support can become complex. Attorney Anthony Abear is experienced in handling these cases and fighting to maintain a continuity of lifestyle for the children involved. Contact us today to schedule a consultation on your child support case and learn how our firm can help you secure a fair child support order.

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  • Wheaton Office
    460 S. County Farm Rd.
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 904-3033
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  • St. Charles Office
    555 S. Randall Rd.
    Suite 204
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    (630) 882-2114
    map
  • Warrenville Office
    4200 Cantera Dr.
    Suite 200
    Warrenville, IL 60555
    (630) 882-5837
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  • Chicago Office
    33 N. La Salle St.
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (224) 765-9498
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  • Naperville Office
    119 S. Ellsworth St.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 984-7344
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