Over time, child support laws change in Illinois. That is why it is critical to seek seasoned legal counsel from a family law firm such as Manassa, Neugebauer, Calzaretta & Stassen, P.C. We are diligent about staying abreast of current issues and pending changes to the law.
For instance, the current Illinois child support formula (the "percentage of obligor income" model) is based on the income of the nonresidential parent and the number of children. However, if proposed legislation (House Bills 6191 and 6192) is approved, it will change the formula to take into account the income of both the residential and nonresidential parent (the "income shares guidelines" model).
Current Statutory Child Support Guidelines In Illinois
According to the Illinois Statutory Guidelines (750 ILCS 5/505), the court may order the noncustodial parent to pay a certain percentage, depending on the number of dependent children:
|Number of Children||Amount of Noncustodial Parent's Net Income|
|6 or more||50 percent|
If the court finds that the amounts above are inappropriate in a certain case, it may deviate from the guidelines. Factors that may influence a deviation from the standard amount include:
- The financial needs and resources of the child
- The financial needs and resources of the parents
- The physical, emotional and educational needs of the child
- The child's estimated standard of living if the parents had not divorced, separated or failed to marry
- The child visitation and custody arrangements
Contact A Family Law Attorney In Barrington Or Crystal Lake
For up-to-date legal counsel and experienced advocacy in child support matters or any other area of family law, turn to Manassa, Neugebauer, Calzaretta & Stassen, P.C. To schedule a free initial consultation with a divorce lawyer, call our Barrington or Crystal Lake office at 847-282-4051 or 847-221-5511, or contact us online.