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Child support is the right of every child and must be fulfilled by parents whether they are legally separated, going through a divorce, dissolved their marriage, or even were never married. The Illinois family laws require divorcing parents to provide their children with financial and emotional support, at least until they are of legal age. Since both parents are responsible for upbringing and supporting their children, it is important that child support arrangements reflect the child’s best interests. Child support is generally awarded to the parent with the majority of parenting time so that they can meet the basic life necessities of the children.
Dedicated Child Support Attorneys
At Cesario & Walker, our law firm has been providing top-notch legal services to clients in Chicago, Illinois since 1989, and our attorneys have a combined experience of over 85 years. We have handled countless child support cases involving different levels of income and assets. We work closely with you to understand your situation, and provide honest, practical advice that sets realistic expectations of what can be achieved from your case. We strive to get the most favorable outcome by devising a customized legal strategy based on your individual circumstances, while keeping in mind your individual goals and best interests, as well as that of your family.
Updated Illinois Child Support Laws
The attorneys at Cesario & Walker engage in 30 hours of continuing legal education, allowing them to stay up-to-date with the changes made to Illinois laws and regulations. Previously, child support payments were calculated using the percentage model, which considered the number of children of the marriage and the net income of the non-custodial parent.
As of July 1, 2017, Illinois family law courts will use the income shares model that takes into account the net incomes of both parents, as well as the number of children and cost of living. The Total Family Income is calculated considering three important factors, such as basic child support obligation, parenting time, and additional expenses. After it has been calculated, the amount of contribution of each parent is determined based on how much they earn.
Modification of Child Support Order
Changes in circumstances of parents and children occur over time that may require making adjustments to the original child support order. At Cesario & Walker, we are available for our clients to help file petitions for post-divorce decree modifications whenever the need arises. We evaluate your changed circumstances and represent your case in court, establishing the need for modifying child support payments to meet your child’s needs.
Talk to a Dedicated Child Support Attorney Today
At Cesario & Walker, our child support attorneys provide comprehensive, tailored legal solutions that are designed after completely understanding your situation. We aggressively fight for your rights and strive to get favorable outcomes to meet your personal goals. If you want to learn more about our legal services for child support cases, contact Cesario & Walker today at 630-920-8800 to schedule an initial consultation and evaluate your legal options.