Ensuring that your children have adequate financial resources is just as important as deciding allocation of parental responsibilities, as it’s of utmost important that your children’s standard of living is maintained. Child support payments directly affect the welfare of your children, which is why we are dedicated to pursuing the best results possible for you and your children. Illinois law recognizes the importance of maintaining financial support for your children, and thus necessitates that child support be paid from one parent to the other.
Typically, the parent who has primary parental responsibilities and with the most caretaking functions will receive child support. The actual amount is determined by a statutory formula that takes into account both parents income and the number of nights the children spend with each parent. What the courts determine as income for the purposes of child support can be subject to change, and we are at the forefront of understanding these changes in order to better help our clients present the best case possible.