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Illinois Child Support Lawyers

In Illinois, child support payments are determined by a number of different factors based on income and various other expenses each parent contributes to their child’s well-being. Since the non-custodial parent is usually the one responsible for making child support payments to the custodial parent, uninsured health care expenses and a portion of a child’s college education may also be included, as part of the non-custodial parent’s child support stipulation.

At Majer, Sheen & Piereth, P.C., our child support attorneys represent both men and women in child support cases, in relation to child custody and family law issues, arising out of divorce or paternity matters. We have the necessary skills and knowledge to help our clients obtain an order for child support and to make any post-decree modifications to a child support arrangement, if there are significant changes in either parent’s financial situation.

At Majer, Sheen & Piereth, P.C., our child support attorneys can help you figure out the solution to all your child support concerns.

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. Usually child support ends when a child turns 18 or if the child is still in high school, 19. However, every case is different. If you have any questions or concerns about child support, it’s important you speak with an experienced child support attorney in Yorkville, Kendall County.

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