Child Support

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 Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C., we have significant experience in child support proceedings, including establishing income for support calculation purposes.

Our Illinois child support 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, 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, Schaumburg, and many other cities. We represent clients who are from the U.K. and from other countries as well.

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Please call the St. Charles Illinois child support attorneys of Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C. at (630) 584-4800 to ask a question or set up a confidential free initial consultation.

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