Category: Child Support lawyer

Ways Nonpayment Of Child Support Can Ruin Your Life
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Posted September 11, 2023

A divorce can be incredibly upsetting and challenging when children are involved. Spouses frequently disagree over child support, child custody, visitation, who will make which decisions, and more. In some cases, there can be arguments about child support not being paid and dealing with the fallout of that problem. This blog post details various aspects […]

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Most Frequently Asked Illinois Child Support Questions
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Posted February 27, 2023

If you have children and are getting a divorce, someone will need to pay child support. Unfortunately, child support laws in Illinois are confusing, so we would like to address some of the most common child support questions in this article. If you have questions about your case, our Schaumburg child support lawyers at the […]

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Can Child Support Arrears Be Negotiated?
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Posted December 19, 2022

In Illinois, the parent paying child support is in ‘arrears’ if they fail to pay the full amount to the custodial parent. The amount can be significant depending on the number of missed payments. Still, if they weren’t paid because of uncontrollable circumstances (such as unemployment or injuries/disease), you can try and negotiate the amount […]

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How Do I Enforce Child Support Payments If My Ex Moves Out Of State?
Posted May 10, 2021

If your ex moves into another state, you can still collect child support. The process is called interstate child support and it is available in Illinois and other states as well. You can also use it to modify a child support order. Enforcing Child Support in Another State If a parent who was supposed to […]

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What to Do If Your Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support
Posted January 14, 2021

According to Illinois child support law, a child support order is a court order. If the obligor fails to make payments or delays them, he/she can be held in contempt. This in turn can lead to a six (6) month jail sentence or probation. During imprisonment, they may be allowed to work, but a portion […]

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Child Support Law in Illinois: What You Need to Know
Posted December 30, 2020

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but children are the first ones to suffer when the flow of money runs out. Children are dependent on their parents when it comes to their education, health care, food, clothing, etc. When parents divorce, the non-custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to […]

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Are Gifts and Loans Considered Income in Child Support Cases?
Posted December 16, 2020

Illinois has specific guidelines when it comes to determining child support obligations after divorce proceedings. According to the guidelines, the award is calculated according to the net income of the non-custodial parent. A small percentage of that income is allocated to child support, according to the number of children he/she is responsible for. Unless the […]

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If My Ex Refuses To Work, How Do I Get Child Support?
Posted July 22, 2020

In Illinois divorce cases, the spouse that earns less than their ex is entitled to financial support or spousal maintenance, as well as child support if they were awarded custody. There are several factors the court examines before determining how much a paying spouse should pay. However, it is not uncommon for a paying spouse […]

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If I Miss my Child Support, Can the State Suspend My Driver’s License?
Posted June 26, 2019

One question we get a lot is “can child support suspend your license in another state?” The driver’s license of an obligor could be revoked if they have pending child support payments for more than 90 days. The license suspension is not automatic and the obligor has different methods to avoid suspension. However, if the […]

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What is the Impact of Prenuptial Agreements on Child Support?
Posted August 21, 2018

Marriage is a beautiful institution which has existed over thousands of years in various forms, uniting two people in both body and spirit. Marriage ceremonies often involve declarations of eternal love and companionship. But unfortunately, not all marriages last forever. Keeping in mind the constantly increasing divorce rate, many couples tend to sign a prenuptial […]

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