Child Support Lawyer

Child Support Lawyer in Sycamore

Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C. of Sycamore represents people in need of understanding their rights in child support agreements. With more than 23 years of legal experience in a variety of areas, family law attorney Scott W. Sheen knows how to ensure his client’s best interests are protected.

Custodial parents have one main concern when it comes to their child’s well-being: how to adequately provide for their child’s overall needs. In fact, it is one of the reasons why parents argue over child support payments. In the end, most families want what’s best for their child(ren).

Please call us at 815-895-2100 for information on the new Illinois child support laws as they are complicated.

On July 1, 2017 Illinois changed the child support laws. There are no more parentage of net income child support, which was based on the number of children. Illinois has changed to a shared income approach based on the total of both parties gross net income.

This is a basic explanation and not to be relied on. You should consult with an attorney.
You must calculate each parties net income based on the new allowable deductions under Illinois law. Then you add the parties net income together. The new statue allows each party to elect one of two formulas for computing tax deductions to determine net income.

  1. Standardized (or simplified) tax amount status with one reduction single payer.
  2. Individualized tax amount (head of household).

Then you need to calculate each parties percentage of gross net income. From there, you go to the gross net table to calculate the amount of support based on each parties percentage of the amount in the table and based on the number of children. We have provided the tables, a calculation sheet and the new Illinois law. The amount of support a party pays also changes if the party has the child 146 overnights or more. There is also a change if each party has the child 50% of the time overnights.

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