Plainfield, IL Child Support Attorneys

Child Support Lawyers in Kendall County

Child support issues are often a major concern for divorcing spouses and unmarried parents. Child support payments are paid from a non-custodial parent to the custodial parent in order to share the responsibility for caring for the child. These payments are intended to allow financial stability for the child regardless of the marital status of his or her parents. At the Kendall County child support law firm of Goostree Law Group, we are extensively experienced in handling child support cases. We work with custodial and non-custodial parents and fight to make sure our clients’ interests are protected and all children involved are provided for properly.

Experienced Child Support Representation in Kendall County

In Illinois, child support payments are calculated according to statute set forth in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/). Some major modifications were recently made to the law determining how child support is calculated, and this new law went into effect in July 2017.

The new child support law defines guidelines that the court should follow when calculating the amount of child support a non-custodial parent will be required to pay. Rather than basing this amount solely on a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services will determine a base amount of money needed to maintain the standard of living that the child would have enjoyed had the parents not dissolved their marriage. That amount will then be divided between the parents, taking into account each parent’s amount of parenting responsibilities, as well as their individual net incomes.

In addition to the above child support expenses, the court may order one parent to contribute to daycare expenses, medical expenses, educational expenses and extracurricular expenses. Our attorneys are experienced in handling child support cases involving special circumstances and additional expenses. We are also skilled in making sure income is properly declared for the child support calculation.

Child support is one of the areas in which changing financial circumstances can necessitate a modification to the court order. Our attorneys strongly advocate for child support modifications where needed and defend against such modifications where they are unjustified. Likewise, we are experienced in enforcement of child support orders, and we fight to make sure our clients receive what they are entitled to under court order. 

If you are getting a divorce or dealing with any type of child support matter, contact us at  630-882-5668  to schedule a free consultation. We will explain how the child support system works and help you understand what you can expect to pay or receive. One of our experienced family law attorneys will answer your questions and discuss your legal options. We work with clients throughout Northern Illinois including Kendall County and the surrounding areas. 

ATTENTION: July 1, 2017 Child Support Law Changes

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Goostree Law Group

Goostree Law Group

 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174

 630-882-5668

 400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 300
Wheaton, IL 60187

 630-407-1777

Our Illinois divorce attorneys represent clients in Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and DeKalb County, including Geneva, Batavia, St.Charles, Wayne, Wasco, Elburn, Virgil, Lily Lake, Aurora, North Aurora, Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, Crystal Lake, Gilberts, Millcreek, Maple Park, Kaneville, LaFox, Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Big Rock, Bristol, Newark, DeKalb, Sycamore, Naperville, Wheaton, West Chicago, Winfield, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Lombard, Oak Brook, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington, Schaumburg, Big Grove, Boulder Hill, Bristol, Joliet, Kendall, Lisbon, Minooka, Montgomery, Plainfield, Sandwich, Yorkville and many other cities.

Goostree Law Group | 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 200, St. Charles, Illinois 60174 | 630-882-5668
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