Kane County High Income Child Support and Deviations Attorneys

St. Charles High Income Child Support Attorney

Experienced Child Support Issues Lawyers Representing Clients in St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia

In Illinois, child support is determined by statutory guidelines based on a percentage of net income. When one or both parents have a high income, following the guidelines strictly may not make sense. Consequently, the court can and often does deviate from the guidelines.

At the Kane County family law firm of Goostree Law Group, we are experienced in handling child support cases involving high income parents. We have represented both sides of these matters and we fight to protect our clients’ interests as well as the interests of their children.

Deviating from Child Support Guidelines for High Income in Kane County

The function of child support is to make sure a child’s basic needs are met and that the child’s standard of living does not substantially decline following a divorce. When one or both parents earn a high income, achieving those goals is not difficult. Depending on the specific facts of the case, a judge may decide to cap child support payments at less than the statutory amount when that amount is more than sufficient to provide for the child.

For example, if a non-custodial parent earned $75,000 per month, that parent would owe $15,000 (20%) per month in child support for one child under the statutory guidelines. A judge may look at that number and determine that it exceeds the child’s needs. Another judge, however, may choose to award the $15,000 per month or more to help the child maintain a standard of living commensurate with having a wealthy parent. Additionally, a high-earning non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay for additional expenses such as daycare, private school, and medical bills not covered by insurance.

The income of the custodial parent may also be a factor in deviating from child support guidelines. If the custodial parent earns a high income and the non-custodial parent earns substantially less, the court may deviate downward from the statutory guidelines as well. Cases involving high-income parents are decided on a case-by-case basis, and the court will consider the totality of the situation and the best interests of the child.

If you or your spouse earns a significant income and you are involved in a child support dispute, contact us at 630-584-4800 to schedule a free consultation. We will look at the circumstances of your dispute, answer your questions, and provide our experienced assessment of what you can expect from child support proceedings. We work with clients throughout Northern Illinois, including Kane County and the surrounding areas.

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Goostree Law Group

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


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


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