Child support is determined by a number of factors. In the state of Illinois, child support is calculated according to a formula determined by the legislature. Depending on your family’s unique financial concerns, the amount owed can increase or decrease. At Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC, we explain how child support is calculated and the factors that will affect your situation. In cases where back child support is owed, our divorce attorneys initiate legal action to collect support arrearages.
If you have questions about support payments and how they are calculated, contact Libertyville child support lawyers at Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC, today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.
Child Support Lawyers Serving Illinois
Child support is intended to meet some of the expenses of a child. As such, it is not optional nor should it be considered as an award to the custodial parent or punitive. In Illinois, child support terminates when a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates high school — whichever is later — but not beyond age 19. There are provisions to support children beyond age 19 for the purposes of college education or if a child is mentally or physically disabled.
Child support may be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances, which includes an increase or decrease in income. If a support-paying parent falls behind on child support payments or suddenly stops paying altogether, hiring a Libertyville child support lawyer can expedite certain legal remedies used to collect back-due child support.
Collecting Back Child Support Payments
While each case is different, the court may:
- Garnish wages
- Suspend driving privileges
- Seize assets
- Impose jail sentences
No matter what issue you have with unpaid child support, we can help you resolve it quickly and efficiently.
Contact Our Lake County, Illinois, Child Support Lawyers Today
If you are facing divorce or have already been served with papers, contact the Libertyville child support lawyers at Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC, today. We can evaluate your situation and help you understand how child support or spousal support will likely be determined in your divorce.