Since 2017, Illinois has used a calculation for determining basic child support obligations that factors in both parents’ incomes, as well as certain other criteria including parenting time and the number of children in question. This calculation often leads to a fair outcome that considers both parents’ responsibility to provide for their children, as well as their financial ability to do so. However, every family is different, and there are cases in which the calculation is not fully adequate to meet a family’s needs. In these cases, an Illinois court can deviate from the calculation to issue an appropriate order.
A variety of circumstances may lead the court to make an adjustment to the basic child support calculation or use a different method for determining a parent’s child support obligation. Some possible factors that may be considered include:
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand the importance of ensuring that your children have the financial support they need, and we will help you ensure that all relevant factors are considered when determining child support obligations for you and the other parent. For a free initial consultation with a Bloomingdale family law attorney, contact us at 630-528-2050 today.
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