If you are no longer living with and/or married to your child’s other parent, a child support order is often necessary. Here at LaScola Law Offices, Ltd., we understand all of the nuances of Illinois child support law, and we can help you ensure that your child receives the appropriate amount of monetary support from both parents.
About Child Support in Illinois
Illinois law requires both of a child’s natural parents to provide the child with adequate financial support until he or she becomes an adult. When the child spends more time with one parent than the other, the non-custodial parent must typically pay a certain amount of child support to the custodial parent on a regular basis. Illinois’ basic child support guidelines require the non-custodial parent to pay a set percentage of his or her net income. The exact percentage required ranges from 20 percent to 50 percent and depends on the number of children receiving support.
In some cases, however, the court may alter the non-custodial parent’s child support requirements. Some factors that may influence a deviation from established guidelines include:
- The financial needs or resources of the non-custodial parent or custodial parent.
- The physical and emotional needs of the children.
- The educational requirements for the children.
- The children’s standard of living prior to the order.
- The financial needs of the children.
If any of the circumstances listed above change, or if changes are made to the custody agreement, child support orders may also be modified by the court even after they have been established.
Hiring an Attorney
If you are involved in a child support case in Illinois, seeking counsel from a qualified attorney is recommended. The laws surrounding child support in this state can be complicated, but an experienced attorney can help you understand these laws and apply them to your case.
Attorney Ana Guzman LaScola has many years of experience with Illinois child support law. Whether you are pursuing an initial child support order or applying for a modification, Attorney LaScola can provide you with the guidance and resources you need to achieve a satisfactory outcome. Contact LaScola Law Offices today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services. We look forward to hearing from you!