Navigating Child Support Issues In Illinois
When parents divorce or unmarried parents split up, both remain responsible for the care and well-being of minor children. For this reason, it is often necessary for one parent to provide the other support payments to cover expenses such as food, clothing, shelter and health care.
If you are seeking child support or the child’s other parent is seeking it from you, Steele Law Offices, LLC, is here to serve your needs. I handle a broad range of family law matters for clients in Madison County and throughout surrounding Illinois communities.
How Is Child Support Determined?
Under Illinois law, child support is determined by a set of guidelines that take into account factors such as:
- The number of children
- The income of both parents
- The child’s educational and health-related needs
- Support a parent is receiving for other children in the household
Child support determinations are often straightforward, but issues such as hidden income and assets can add complexity and give rise to legal disputes. No matter how complex your issue is, I can provide you with the effective legal representation you need.
Life changes and it is often necessary to modify support orders to reflect present-day realities. Common reasons for modifications include a change in a parent’s income, a medical problem or a change in the child’s residence. Oftentimes, modifications come about simply because the child’s needs changed.
If you are seeking a child support modification or wish to stop one that will adversely affect you and your child, I can protect your rights. I have handled numerous modification requests on both sides, and can advise you on the legal strategies that are most likely to succeed.