NOTE: As of July 2017, the laws that determine how child support payments are calculated in Illinois have changed. Please see our child support page for more information.
With divorce on the rise since the 1970s according to The Future of Children organization from Princeton University, more people than ever need to know about child support. The organization reported that nearly one million couples have divorced every year since the late 1970s.
These percentages are calculated from the non-custodial parent’s net income, which includes all income after deductions are made. Deductions included are federal and state income taxes, social security, union dues, mandatory retirement contributions, some medical expenses and important debts.
If the court cannot determine the net income for some reason, the court will decide on an amount they it sees fit to the particular case. In administrative cases, a standard amount is used based on the minimum wage of the state.
This simple rule is applied to every child support case, unless specifically instructed otherwise. Factors that may alter the amount of child support are:
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