For spouses with children, divorce usually requires the allocation of child support for the well-being of your children. All parents are legally obligated to support their children. Even after a divorce, a professional divorce attorney in the State of Illinois can get you the help you need to provide for your child. Since matters of child support are usually fraught with conflict, McAuley Family Law has the experience and knowledge to reach a suitable resolution to getting child support payments for you or your children.
Under the State of Illinois Child Support Statute, the responsibility of supporting a child or children after a divorce lies with both parents. The term ‘child’ is used to describe any child under the age of 18, or the age of 19 who attends high school. While it is up to the court to determine the amount of child support to be divided between the two parents, a few factors need to be considered under the new Child Support Law of 2017.
Under the new Illinois law, the court uses an “income shares” formula to determine the appropriate allocation of child support. This formula includes the combined net income of both parents, total time spent with the child, and other financial obligations towards the child.
McAuley Family Law is here to assist you every step of the way. I specialize in family law and can help you reach a suitable resolution in the State of Illinois.
Because divorce and other family law issues involve their own statutes and hurdles, you need sound legal advice and representation. With years of family law experience, I strongly advocate on behalf of my clients. I provide professional, personal and compassionate legal counsel to your child support case.