Illinois Child Support Lawyers
Child Support Issue Attorneys Serving DuPage County & Kane 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.