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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.

As of July 2017, the child support law in Illinois has changed. The new law provides guidelines for the court to follow in calculating the amount of child support each parent will be obligated to pay. These calculations will no longer be based strictly on a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income. Instead, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services will first determine a base amount of money that would be needed to maintain the standard of living that the child would have enjoyed had the parents not divorced. That amount will then be divided between the parents based on the amount of parenting time and responsibilities, while also taking each parent’s income into account.

In addition to the amount of child support determined by the new child support law, the non-custodial parent may be required to contribute to health insurance costs, daycare, educational expenses, and extracurricular expenses.

Every divorce case is different, and there are a wide variety of factors that are considered when determining child support obligations. At Goostree Law Group, we understand the intricacies of the new child support law, and we have a great deal of experience in child support proceedings, including establishing net income for child support calculation.

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 free, confidential consultation.

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