Divorce is a complex and emotionally challenging phase of life where both spouses have to deal with a whole host of complicated issues. When children are involved, spouses often have disagreements over several aspects, including child support, making it difficult to reach a divorce settlement amicably. In any situation, parents want to make decisions that are in the best interest of their child, and so does the family law court.
Parents have the obligation to financially support their children until they are of legal age. However, with new Illinois child support laws in place, it can be difficult to understand who will pay for their child’s needs and how it will be paid after dissolving the marriage.
Dedicated Attorneys Helping with your Child Support Issues in Illinois
At the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C., we have been handling child support issues and other family law matters for over 15 years, and know the intricacies and disputes involved in the process. We opt for a compassionate and client-centric approach, and provide personalized services to our clients to better understand their situation.
Our attorneys stay up-to-date with the recent developments and changes in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), and craft comprehensive legal strategies based on your particular circumstances. We diligently fight for the rights and best interests of our clients and their children, whether you are the receiving or supporting parent. We strive to reach a settlement through negotiation to avoid stressful and costly court proceedings. However, if things do not work out in the intended way, we prepare for litigation and aggressively represent your case to get the most favorable outcome.
Changes to Illinois Child Support Laws
Previously, child support laws were based on a percentage model. Courts referred to a schedule in the statute 750 ILCS 5/505 comprising of the percentage of net income of supporting spouse and the number of children.
As of July 1st, 2017, this practice will be replaced by the income-shares model. It takes into account several factors to determine the contribution of each parent for finances to raise their child(ren), including parenting time, basic child support obligation, and additional expenses. Moreover, the net income of both parents will be added and considered as the Total Family Income, based on which the child support payments will be calculated.
Discuss your Case with our Dedicated, Friendly Family Law Attorneys Today
At the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C., our dedicated child support attorneys are capable of effectively dealing with all aspects of divorce, including child support. We work closely with you at every stage and strive to obtain the best possible results, while protecting your rights throughout the legal process.
For more information on how our friendly child support attorneys can help you, contact the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C. today at (847) 241-1299 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys to evaluate your legal options.