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Chicago Office

20 N. Clark Street, Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312-345-9999

Schaumburg Office

1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-995-9999

Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-653-9400

Orland Park Office

15255 W. 94th Ave., Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-9904

Chicago IL Child Support Attorneys

Committed to the Best Case Results Possible

When you have children and are seeking a divorce, there are many issues that must be handled properly. The Chicago-based law office of Anderson & Associates, P.C. is a full-service family law firm focused on creating equitable, enforceable legal solutions for tough family issues. Our attorneys have in-depth experience with resolving child custody and child support matters professionally.

Determining Child Support

Whether a decision is made for sole or joint custody, the parent with whom the child resides is considered the residential custodial parent. As the residential custodial parent, they are entitled to monetary payments that help with expenses for the care of the child or children. All parents are required to contribute to the support of their children. The unique circumstances of your situation will dictate support awards.

Illinois law (750 ILCS 5/505) guides the minimum amounts to be paid by the supporting party:

  • One child = 20% of net income
  • Two children = 28% of net income
  • Three children = 32% of net income
  • Four children = 40% of net income
  • Five children = 45% of net income
  • Six or more children = 50% of net income

These amounts are guidelines, but may be adjusted for the best interest of the child and other extenuating circumstances. Our firm has decades of experience working with both parties to ensure equitable support amounts.

Enforcing Child Support

If the supporting party fails to pay the established amount or is late with payments, we can help you with enforcing child support as ordered by the court or through a Dissolution of Marriage Agreement. There are severe consequences for non-payment of support from wage garnishment to jail time. The strength of the penalty depends on the situation, but noncompliance is a serious matter. If you are having difficulty receiving payments from the other party, we can craft a solution to handle the matter promptly. Additionally, if you are dealing with interstate support issues, we can help.

Alternatively, if you are the noncustodial parent and are unable to pay due to changes in income, health or other circumstances we can help with post decree modifications and other strategies to make sure you are not punished for unfortunate life events. Communication is vital for all parties involved to keep financial stability for the children.

Modifying a Child Support Award

To request a modification, you must have documented proof that a significant change has occurred to impact the designated support amount. Child support payments may increase or decrease based on certain conditions including:

  • A significant change in the health of the supporting parent or child
  • A change in income or employment status for the supporting parent
  • A change in the needs of a child

No matter the conditions, we can initiate and solidify a post decree modification or an amendment to a court order to make sure that the amount is properly adjusted. Child support is solely for the welfare and well-being of the children involved and we make every effort to ensure their protection. We are champions for those who cannot often articulate their needs and we take pride in being firm, fair and professional in every family law matter.

If you need assistance with child support issues, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our firm is conveniently located in downtown Chicago, Schaumburg, Wheaton and Orland Park. We serve clients throughout the Chicago area and beyond.