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Child Support in Illinois

Starting July 1, 2017, Illinois law respecting child support will change.

The new child support law is considered an "income sharing" model. In other words, the net incomes of both parents will generally be used to calculate monthly child support paid by one parent to the other parent. After the net incomes of both parents are calculated, the incomes are combined and applied to the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligation to determine the overall finanial obligation of the parents. Then, divide each parent's net income by the total combined net income of the parents to determine (i) the % of each parent's net income to the total combined net income, and (ii) the % each parent is responsible for paying.

Chicago, Illinois child support issues are often very difficult to resolve. You should only work with a north suburban Chicago child support and divorce lawyer who has significant, first-hand experience with Illinois child support issues. The Wilmette, Glenview and Northbrook divorce and family law attorney of Sylvester Law Firm has such experience.

You are welcome to call us at (847) 251 – 2999 to get answers to your important questions about Illinois child support and family law.

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