Providing Clear Child Support Counsel And Representation
Divorce can be a stressful process because it causes change and fear of the unknown. A multitude of details need to be ironed out before a divorce is finalized, and a Chicago-area attorney with a practice concentrated in family law and divorce will help ensure that everything is in order. If you are proceeding with a divorce, seeking the help of an experienced attorney is paramount to ensuring that you receive child support to adequately care for your children.
How Illinois Courts Determine Child Support
Illinois child support is determined based upon statutory percentages, commonly referred to as “guideline” support. The amount the supporting parent owes for child support is determined by two factors :
1) The number of children that need support
2) The quantity of the supporting parent’s income
The more children that need to be supported, the higher percentage of income the supporting parent will owe. The statutory amount is capped at 50% of income for six or more children. In cases where the supporting parent’s income is constantly changing, the supporting parent’s income may be determined by finding an average of past incomes.
In addition to child support payments, parents may be obligated to contribute to health needs not covered by insurance, child care, education and extracurricular activities.
An experienced attorney can advise you on how various custody or allocation of parenting time arrangements, spousal support or incomes over $250,000 might impact “guideline” child support.
Our Family Law Attorneys Have A Reputation For Results
At Fay, Farrow & Associates P.C., we take pride in protecting families in Naperville and the surrounding areas. We understand that your situation is unique, and we will fight relentlessly to protect your family. If you have questions regarding child support or other aspects of your divorce, contact us at 630-230-1468.
You have nothing to lose because our initial consultations are completely free of charge. We understand that divorce can be a challenging process, but we can help alleviate stress by protecting your rights.