CHILD SUPPORT      630-468-2505

Child support is typically a set payment from one parent to another to contribute to the financial cost of upbringing a shared child or children. Who pays child support may depend on which parent has primary custody of the child and/or which parent has the lower income.

Calculating child support in Illinois uses a statutory guideline as a starting point. From there, the final determination depends on each individual case. Higher or lower amounts may be warranted by a high income, business income, time spent with one parent, or special needs of the child.

Other things can affect child support amounts, such as:

  • One parent is self-employed
  • One parent is not regularly employed
  • One parent holds large financial investments
  • One parent receives a large financial inheritance

It is important to ensure you are receiving a fair amount of child support of paying the appropriate amount to avoid dispute or litigation down the line.

The primary focus of child support is keeping the child’s best interests in mind. Schiffman Family Law will help you understand child support laws in Illinois and how the process works when determining the need for child support.

Whether you are receiving or paying child support, Mike Schiffman will help you minimize emotional stress that comes with this highly emotional issue. If you’re in need of representation for your child support case, contact Schiffman Family Law for a free consultation to learn about your rights and options.