Reducing Your Child Support Payment is Possible for a Non-Custodial Parent

Child Support AttorneyYou are a non-custodial parent if you keep the child with you for less than 146 nights. This is the minimum number of nights that you must be in custody of your child to qualify you as a parent who is providing the requisite time to their children. If you are a non-custodial partner, then you are responsible for paying the larger portion of the child support. This is especially true in Illinois.

Each state uses different formulas to calculate your income, and then designate the payments that each parent must make towards the fund. Remember, the amount that the court works out are not arbitrary in nature, and therefore, you cannot raise a defense that the child support is unfair. However, you can argue your case if you have a sound understanding of the state procedure for child support payment, and by employing legal help from an experienced child support lawyer.

Understand the State Procedure

Non-custodial parents can ask for an appeal hearing if they believe that they need to modify the child support, which they cannot afford due to reasons that may not be in the knowledge of the court issuing the initial order. They can ask the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) to provide them support on how to handle the request for an appeal.

Your lawyer will ensure that your documents are in the right order, and can ensure that your appeal request is identified by the Bureau of Administrative Hearing (BAH). Once all the interested parties are notified, you are scheduled for an appeal. This means that you need strong legal representation in Illinois to go through these complex processes.

Accounting Review

A non-custodial partner can take the advantage of an accounting review, if they prove in their defense that they simply do not have enough money in their possession. Once the review is performed, the petitioner receives the results. You can either agree with the results or submit reasons for disagreement to move the process to the next stage, which is the hearing of the appeal.

Appeal Hearing Process

The appeal hearing process gives you the chance to contest your child support payment as a non-custodial parent. The process starts with a pre-appeal hearing, which the appeal may be closed or the petitioner may attempt to move to the next process. The appeal hearing strongly depends on the documents that you submit as a parent looking to reduce your child support payment.

Every parent wants the best for their child. However, trying financial circumstances can limit the financial burden you can bear. This is where building a strong appeal case that clearly shows your particular financial situation, becomes crucial.

You can ensure that you get your child support payment reduced, and get a positive administrative decision from the officer by hiring a skilled child support lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C. today at (847) 241-1299 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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