Kane County Child Support Attorneys
Child Support Lawyers Assisting Clients in St. Charles, Aurora, and Batavia
When raising a child, it is important to secure the financial means necessary to take care of him or her. The state of Illinois allows for the custodial parent to receive regular payments from the non-custodial parent in order to support the child. Generally, the amount or means of payment is determined by state statutes, and the best interests of the child are also considered.
The Stogsdill Law Firm P.C., located in Wheaton, has years of experience fighting for the rights of children and the families caught in contentious divorce or paternity matters. Whether you are paying or receiving child support, our Kane County lawyers can successfully negotiate your case with the other party. Also, when necessary, our attorneys will aggressively litigate to obtain the child support amount you deserve in court.
Updates to the Illinois Child Support Law
A major change was recently made to the child support law in Illinois, and this change will go into effect in July 2017. Previously, the amount of child support paid by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent was calculated based on the non-custodial parent’s income and the number of children.
Under the new child support law, child support payments will be calculated using an income-sharing model that considers each parent’s income and their amount of parenting time and responsibilities. With this new law, the state of Illinois hopes to better provide for a child’s needs, while addressing the financial needs and resources of each parent.
When determining the amount of child support that a non-custodial parent should pay to a custodial parent, parties may disagree on issues such as:
- Calculation of actual net income;
- Division of child custody between joint custody parents;
- Discrepancies between income and earning capacity; or
- Expenses for after-school activities, day care, and medical bills.
With experience in all aspects of family law matters, our lawyers can help you fight for the best interests of your family. At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., we will represent your financial well-being during these tough divorce issues.
Child Support Modification and Enforcement
Child support matters do not always end when a support award is determined. Financial and personal lives change over time and child support calculations may need to adjust. For example, if the non-custodial parent (payor) receives a raise at work, the child support payments may need to increase as well.
Changes to child support can also mean time in the courtroom. When the non-custodial parent fails to pay child support, legal enforcement can be pursued until the amount has been repaid. Our attorneys offer litigation experience to clients who need representation in child support enforcement and modification cases in Kane County and throughout Illinois.
If you need assistance with child support representation or another family law matter, contact The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We can help you determine the child support you are entitled to receive or are required to pay under Illinois law. We offer legal help to clients from our main office in Wheaton, Illinois.