Many parents who decide to end their marriage have questions regarding child support because they want to provide for their children after a divorce. In Illinois, child support is determined by considering several factors such as parenting time arrangements, whether there are other children in the household or from previous relationships, the income of both parents and the sources of income. There is also consideration given to who pays for child care, healthcare or other extraordinary expenses. Although it is difficult to calculate an exact figure, many parents find the child support calculator provided by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, IHFS, a helpful tool to get some idea of what child support will be payable following a divorce.
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Of course, your Illinois child support order may differ from the estimate because every situation is unique, but the estimator may help you understand what the court considers when making a child support determination. If you have questions regarding child support after working with the child support calculator, or you need more information regarding Illinois parenting time and responsibility, spousal maintenance, or other issues pertaining to family law, we encourage you to contact the Lake county child support Family Law Offices of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC for help at 847-680-4970.