Kane County Child Support Lawyers

Kane County Child Support Lawyer

Attorneys for Child Support Matters in St. Charles, Elgin, and Geneva

Child support payments are used to provide children the same financial security as if their parents were not divorced or unmarried. In Illinois, the process of child support calculation is governed by statute. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act provides minimum guidelines for the court to follow in setting child support based upon the payor’s net (after tax) income. Specifically, the Illinois child support guidelines are as follows:

Number of Children Percent of Supporting Parties Net Income
One child Twenty Percent (20%)
Two children Twenty Eight Percent (28%)
Three children Thirty Two Percent (32%)
Four children Forty Percent (40%)
Five children Forty Five Percent (45%)
Six or more children Fifty Percent (50%)

In exceptional circumstances, the courts can deviate upward or downward from the statutory guidelines. In deviation cases, evidence must be presented to the Judge so that he can make a specific finding as to why a deviation from the guidelines is in the child’s best interest.

In addition to the above child support, the payor parent may be ordered to contribute financially to health insurance, daycare expenses, educational expenses, and even extracurricular expenses.

Every case is different and many factors are considered in setting support obligations. At Goostree Law Group, we have significant experience in child support proceedings, including establishing income for support calculation purposes.

Please contact the St. Charles Illinois child support attorneys of Goostree Law Group at 630-584-4800 to ask a question or set up a confidential free initial consultation.

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Goostree Law Group

Goostree Law Group

 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174

 630-584-4800

 400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 300
Wheaton, IL 60187

 630-407-1777

Our Illinois divorce attorneys represent clients in Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and DeKalb County, including Geneva, Batavia, St.Charles, Wayne, Wasco, Elburn, Virgil, Lily Lake, Aurora, North Aurora, Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, Crystal Lake, Gilberts, Millcreek, Maple Park, Kaneville, LaFox, Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Big Rock, Bristol, Newark, DeKalb, Sycamore, Naperville, Wheaton, West Chicago, Winfield, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Lombard, Oak Brook, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington, Schaumburg, Big Grove, Boulder Hill, Bristol, Joliet, Kendall, Lisbon, Minooka, Montgomery, Plainfield, Sandwich, Yorkville and many other cities.

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