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Illinois child support lawyersChild support can be a sensitive and complex matter, regardless of the child’s age or developmental stage. Yet, when dealing with special needs children, the stakes are often higher. If you are planning on pursuing support for a child with special needs, or if you expect that a case may soon be brought against you, the following information can help you better understand the laws in Illinois. You shall also learn how an experienced family law attorney can assist with your case, and why hiring one could be crucial to the outcome of your child support case.

Illinois Child Support Basics

When determining the amount of support that a parent is supposed to pay, the courts first examine the combined income of both parents. This information is then used to determine the amount of support that is needed for the child. The courts then examine the net income of each parent to determine what their share of the support should be. Parenting time may also be factored into the equation at this point, but this is typically only done when each of the parents has the child(ren) for at least 146 nights out of the year. Otherwise, the deduction may not apply.

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child support, children with disabilities, disabilities, DuPage County family law attorneys, Mevorah Law Offices LLC, special needs childrenThere are specific laws put into place that require parents to fulfill their obligations and ensure that their children are physically, mentally, and emotionally cared for. Even during a divorce between two parents, there are legal regulations that are in effect to ensure that no matter what a financial situation ends up being post-divorce, the children of the marriage are cared for by both parents. This support extends until the children are no longer minors, after which the law assumes that the children are able to support themselves. But what if they cannot?

Children with disabilities require more financial, physical, mental, and emotional support than other children. What also makes these children different from others is that they may still require this support after they are no longer minors. Nationwide there has been a significant amount of case law which indicates that parents do have a duty to support financially children with disabilities well beyond reaching the age of majority.

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