Joliet Child Support Lawyer

Both sides in a child support case want the same question answered: “How much?”

Illinois child support payments are calculated using a set formula, drawing on different kinds of information:

  • First and foremost, the net income of the noncustodial parent
  • The number of children involved in the calculation
  • The monthly cost of family group health insurance paid by the noncustodial parent
  • The amount of child support already paid monthly by the noncustodial parent for children from earlier marriages or relationships
  • The amount of monthly spousal maintenance paid by the noncustodial parent to a spouse from a previous marriage

Your level of support can be quickly calculated using this formula. But a knowledgeable child support lawyer can help:

  • Custodial parents to ensure that all income, including gifts and retirement funds, are included in the calculation
  • Noncustodial parents to identify allowable deductions

Child Support Modification ∙ Child Support Enforcement

It often happens that a change in a responsible party’s income — up or down — may necessitate a change in the child support level. Do not make this change on your own; the law requires that the change be formalized as a modification to your original court order. Dawn R. Underhill is skilled at effecting modifications in child support payments.

Our firm also lends support when terms of a court order are violated, and enforcement is required.

Family lawyer Dawn R. Underhill has helped hundreds of clients resolve difficult child support issues. She can help you, too.

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The Law Office of Dawn R. Underhill

63 W. Jefferson Street
Suite 101
Joliet, IL 60432



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