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Understanding Illinois Child Support

Every state is different in the way that it determines child support. In Cook County and Illinois, the first factor determining child support is child custody. Who is the non-residential or non-custodial parent? The non-custodial parent is typically required to pay a percentage of his or her income to the custodial parent. The chart below may prove helpful.

Number of
Children
Percentage of
Net Income
120%
228%
332%
440%
545%
6 or more50%

On the surface, this may look like a simple formula, but it is more complicated than it looks. There are a number of factors involved. At the Law Offices of Janice L. Berman, we will help you determine what is actually "net income" and work to present a case to the judge for upward or downward deviations if needed. Most importantly, we strive to achieve an outcome that will not only provide a necessary level of support for the children, but will also allow the parties to maintain a reasonable standard of living.

Cook County Child Support Guidelines Lawyer

Even just a few years ago, it was common that one parent (the father) would pay support to the custodial parent (the mother) and would be granted visitation time. Today, that is no longer the case. Gender is not a consideration in awarding child support. Moreover, in some cases, physical custody is shared equally with the mother and the father and the child support obligation is shared.

When custody is shared equally, what happens? In some cases, there still may be child support ordered if the income levels are a distance apart. The court always looks at the best interest of the child, and it may not be in the child's best interest to have a "rich" week and a "poor" week.

At our law firm, we work to present a child support determination to the court that it will find acceptable and with which you can live, whether you are the payor or the payee. There are a number of options that provide flexibility in solutions for this issue.

Keep in mind that we offer a flat fee for an uncontested divorce. When couples agree on division of property, child custody and support, this can be a quick and cost-effective option.

Respect and Honest Advice

As your law firm of choice, we'll provide you with honest evaluations about your situation and the realistic chances you have to achieve your goals. We'll also provide you with the accessibility and responsiveness you need from a lawyer.

Contact Niles child support attorney Janice L. Berman or call 847-292-9900. We look forward to helping you.

On the surface, this may look like a simple formula, but it is more complicated than it looks. There are a number of factors involved. At the Law Offices of Janice L. Berman, we will help you determine what is actually "net income" and work to present a case to the judge for upward or downward deviations if needed. Most importantly, we strive to achieve an outcome that will not only provide a necessary level of support for the children, but will also allow the parties to maintain a reasonable standard of living.

Cook County Child Support Guidelines Lawyer

Even just a few years ago, it was common that one parent (the father) would pay support to the custodial parent (the mother) and would be granted visitation time. Today, that is no longer the case. Gender is not a consideration in awarding child support. Moreover, in some cases, physical custody is shared equally with the mother and the father and the child support obligation is shared.

When custody is shared equally, what happens? In some cases, there still may be child support ordered if the income levels are a distance apart. The court always looks at the best interest of the child, and it may not be in the child's best interest to have a "rich" week and a "poor" week.

At our law firm, we work to present a child support determination to the court that it will find acceptable and with which you can live, whether you are the payor or the payee. There are a number of options that provide flexibility in solutions for this issue.

Keep in mind that we offer a flat fee for an uncontested divorce. When couples agree on division of property, child custody and support, this can be a quick and cost-effective option.

Respect and Honest Advice

As your law firm of choice, we'll provide you with honest evaluations about your situation and the realistic chances you have to achieve your goals. We'll also provide you with the accessibility and responsiveness you need from a lawyer.

Contact Niles child support attorney Janice L. Berman or call 847-292-9900. We look forward to helping you.

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