Child Support Lawyers in Kane County
Attorneys for Extracurricular Activities, Health Care, Day Care, and Other Costs Associated with Child Support in Illinois
Typically in child support situations, both parents share financial responsibility for extra expenses that are not a part of a child's daily life. In initial court-ordered rulings, child support is only intended to provide for the basic needs of a child such as food, shelter, and education. However, children oftentimes have additional expenses that both parents should also share. In Illinois, a judge will make a decision regarding these extra expenses outside on an individual, case-by-case basis.
The Kane County attorneys at The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. are skilled in handling child support matters. We represent our clients and their children's best interests. When cases cannot be amicably negotiated and must advance to the courtroom, our aggressive litigators will provide the effective representation necessary to navigate you through complex child support issues.
Children's Expenses Outside of Child Support Rulings
In Illinois, the court must consider requests for a child's expenses outside of child support. It is up to the judge to then determine what is reasonable and necessary. One or both parents may be ordered to contribute to these reasonable expenses, such as:
- Healthcare not covered by insurance: Deductibles, co-pays, and alternative treatments.
- Child care (day care): Preschool costs, before and after school care, and summer camp.
- Education: Tutors, books, school trips, etc.
- Extracurricular activities: sports, music lessons, dance, club activities, Boy Scouts, etc.
The court must also consider the income of both parents when deciding who handles a child's expenses outside of regular child support. If a non-custodial parent has a higher income, he or she will most likely be ordered to help pay for the expenses. However, if the non-custodial parent is already struggling to meet the original child support order, the court may deny a request for additional support.
Representation for Additional Child Support Obligations in Kane County, St. Charles, and Geneva
In order to provide a stable family situation for children, it is advisable to seek an agreement where both parents are satisfied. Our experienced child support attorneys can help you reach a resolution sooner and at less expense than if you went to court. However, when negotiation is not possible, we are prepared to litigate your case aggressively in front of a judge.
Contact The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. for help with extra expenses beyond child support. Call our Wheaton, Illinois law firm at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule an initial consultation. Our family law attorneys work with all parties in a child support case and work towards an effective resolution that will benefit the children involved.