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.
Contact A Child Support Lawyer
Contact attorney Dawn R. Underhill for a free consultation and case review.