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In this article, we explain how spousal maintenance payments impact child support obligations in Illinois. Under Illinois child support law, which you can read all about here, each parent's responsibility for child support is determined based on their "net incomes" relative to one another. According to 750 ILCS 5/505(a)(2)(A), a portion of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, maintenance payments received by one of the parents must be included in "gross income" for the purpose of calculating child support. Since each parent's child support obligation is based on the parents' relative income, the greater your income as compared to the other parent, the less you will receive in child support.
In this article we will explain the Illinois appeals process. We will discuss what types of orders can be appealed, deadlines for filing appeals, how the appeal filing process works, what happens in an appeal once the case is filed, what actions the appeals court may order, and what your options are if you lose on appeal. Let’s start with a quick overview of the Illinois appeals system.
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