If you are a parent going through a divorce in Illinois, our firm may be able help you to negotiate for a fair child support order. By carefully reviewing the financial situations of all of the parties involved, we work to ensure that our client's rights are respected and that the child support order is in compliance with state guidelines.
Before a non-custodial parent is ordered to make child support payments, the court must determine how much the parent will be obligated to pay using the Illinois Statutory Guidelines. According to the guidelines, the amount to be paid each month is based on the non-custodial parent's net income and the number of children for which that parent is responsible.
Many Illinois parents are responsible for making child support payments that contribute to the care of their children. The amount is determined by many factors, such as the income of both parents or the specific custody arrangement between both parties. When a parent falls behind in his or her payments, the law provides a number of options for collecting. Moreover, past due amounts are typically subject to statutory interest. Such is the case for an out-of-state man who is facing a large bill for unpaid child support that includes a significant amount of interest that he claims he does not owe.