Child support is a common issue that is handled in divorce, legal separation proceedings or between unmarried parents. Support is normally awarded to the custodial parent of a child from the non-custodial parent until the child turns 18. There are some exceptions to this norm, however. Generally, the child possesses the right to child support, though payments are made to the child’s custodian.
In Illinois, child support is calculated as a percentage of the payor's income (after certain allowable deductions) as outlined by statute. The current guidelines in Illinois are as follows:
|Five or more||50%|
These percentages are only guidelines for child support payments. The court can deviate from these guidelines based on a variety of factors including the resources of the custodial parent, the lifestyle the child enjoyed prior to the divorce, the educational needs of the child and the resources of the non-custodial parent. To obtain a detailed analysis of the amount of child support you can expect to pay or receive in your particular situation, contact the law firm of Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC.
The attorneys at our firm are experienced in all aspects of divorce and family law including negotiating and litigating the issue of child support. Additionally, we are skilled in handling post-decree modifications of child support and other issues as circumstances of the original decree change.
Contact DuPage County Child Support Attorneys
If you are in need of an attorney that concentrates in the area of family law or any of our other related practice areas, contact Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100 or by email to make an appointment for a consultation.