How Long Do I Have to Pay Child Support?

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Child support is a very important thing for custodial parents, and of course, the children for whom the support is directed. For parents who have to pay child support, however, child support can often be a financial burden, creating anxiety about making sure an individual is able to pay all of his or her bills… Read more »

Illinois Child Support Laws Will Change Next Year

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In August, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed HB 3982 into law. This bill alters the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and makes sweeping changes in how Illinois’ courts will calculate child support obligations. Instead of focusing only on the paying parent’s income to determine the necessary amount of child support, the new “Income… Read more »

The Basics of Child Support in Illinois

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A parent may be ordered to pay child support in the event that he or she separates from the child’s other parent. The amount of child support ordered depends on income and, to some extent, the amount of parenting time (visitation) each parent has with their child. Because child support laws vary on a state-by-state… Read more »