If you are paying child support or are the recipient of child support payments, you may have questions about how you can modify and change child support payments in Illinois. It may be that you are paying child support and cannot afford to pay as much or, if you are a recipient, you may need more financial support.
Child Support Modification in Illinois
Either parent can ask the court to change the amount of child support payments if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the child support order. There may be significant changes in the child’s life or in the lives of the parents that may warrant a decrease or increase in the child support amount.
Some changes that may result in an increase in the amount of child support may include:
- an increase in the needs of a child such as a disability that requires more support
- an increase in the paying parent’s income such as a new job or a promotion
Reasons for a decrease may include:
- a decrease in a paying parent’s income due to a job loss
- a child reaching the age of adulthood
- or a change in the financial circumstances of the recipient
If there has been a substantial change since your last child support order and you would like more information regarding an increase or decrease in child support payments, contact the Law Offices of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC for help. Our Libertyville child support modification attorneys can help you with new child support orders, changes to parenting time (child custody and visitation) arrangements or the reassignment of parenting responsibilities if your circumstances have changed. Call today at 847-680-4970.