Child Support
Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC

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214 1/2 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Naperville Child Support Lawyers

Plainfield Child Support Attorney

Knowledgeable Naperville Child Support Attorneys in Illinois

Illinois Child Support Law says that in a dissolution of marriage, a legal separation or a modification of an existing divorce decree, the court may order either or both parents of a child of the marriage to pay “an amount reasonable and necessary" for his or her support. The duty of support owed to a minor child includes the obligation to provide for the reasonable and necessary physical, mental and emotional health needs of the child.

In July of 2017, an updated child support law took effect in Illinois, changing the way chid support payments are calculated. While the previous law based child support payments from a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent only on the number of children and the non-custodial parent's income, the new law takes both parents' incomes into account. Under this law, the Court will determine the amount that would regularly be spent to care for children based on both parents' combined income, and this amount will be divided between the parents based on each parent's individual income relative to the combined income. The amount of child support payments may also be affected by each parent's amount of parental responsibility and the amount of parenting time each parent has with their children.

The court applies these guidelines unless the amount determined would not be in the best interests of the child. Other factors the court may look at include the following:

  • the financial resources and needs of the child or the custodial parent
  • the standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved
  • the physical and emotional condition of the child, and his educational needs
  • the financial resources and needs of the non-custodial parent

Hiring an attorney is in your best interest

Determining the amount of child support can quickly become complicated when certain subjective factors are considered. The attorneys at Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC are well versed in the updated child support guidelines, and there is no substitute for the kind of direct experience we have. Whether we represent the parent who will pay child support (the non-custodial parent) or the one who will receive it, we have no other objective than to look out for the best interests of our client. Hopefully, we'll be able to work toward an arrangement that is fair to all parties.

In addition, we represent clients in matters of modification of a divorce decree – for example, when the financial circumstances of a parent changes due to a layoff or raise we can handle the request for a change in the amount of child support that is paid. We also handle enforcement of child support, such as when the non-custodial parent ceases to pay the amount required by the court.

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