Bloomingdale Child Support Lawyers
Child Support Attorneys Serving Carol Stream, Hanover Park, and Wheaton
Issues of child support are often among the most contentious issues disputed in family law. In many cases, one party will feel as though either too much or too little financial support for the child has been ordered. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, our family law attorneys are experienced in negotiating child support from both sides of a divorce case, as well as in paternity and guardianship situations. We analyze each case individually to determine what level of child support is appropriate, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that their children's ongoing needs are net.
Determining Child Support Obligations in Illinois
Illinois statutes offer guidelines for calculating the child support obligation of a parent based on the income earned by both parents, the number of children being supported, and each parent's amount of parenting time. These guidelines, however, are influenced by numerous other factors, including but not limited to:
- Medical and educational expenses
- Child care costs
- Special needs of the child
- Other financial obligations, such as spousal support
- Financial hardship of the parties
Modifications to Child Support Payments
If the financial circumstances of one or both parents changes after child support has already been determined, the orders can be modified. Post decree modifications typically require a substantial change in circumstances, however. For example, if the paying parent loses his/her job, that parent may be able to have child support payments reduced. Our team of family lawyers is experienced in assisting with child support modifications for both paying parents and child support recipients.
Whether you wish to begin receiving child support for your child, are seeking to modify your existing child support obligation, or are looking for help enforcing the payment of child support, we can help you at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices. Contact us at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Bloomingdale, Lombard, and Naperville, we regularly represent clients in DuPage, Will, Kane, Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties.