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Downers Grove Child Support Attorneys

Our Downers Grove child support attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to efficiently and cost-effectively help you succeed in your child support matter. We pride ourselves on excellent service and communication with our clients, and will be there to help protect your rights under applicable child support laws.
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Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

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The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Downers Grove Child Support Attorneys

Our Downers Grove child support attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to efficiently and cost-effectively help you succeed in your child support matter. We pride ourselves on excellent service and communication with our clients, and will be there to help protect your rights under applicable child support laws.

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The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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4949 Forest Ave., Ste. 1B

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Downers Grove Child Support Attorneys

Recent Changes to Illinois Child Support Law

As our Downers Grove family law attorneys explained in our article Changes to Illinois Child Support Laws for 2017, effective July 1, 2017, Illinois reformed its child support laws.  Under the former law, the amount that an obligor parent was required to pay in child support was based simply on the obligor’s income and the number of children involved. In our new article detailing the new changes under the law, the new “income shares” model for calculating Illinois child support, the total amount of child support for which the parents are jointly responsible is calculated based on the combined net income of both parents.  

Read the full article by our Downers Grove child support attorneys explaining changes to Illinois child support law for 2017.

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How to Modify Child Support in Downers Grove

In this article, our Downers Grove child support lawyers further explain how to modify child support obligations in Illinois.  We discuss when child support can be modified, whether you can modify your child support obligation based on the changes to child support laws that have taken effect as of July 1, 2017.  The process for modifying child support in Illinois, the distinction between vested child support obligations and future obligations, whether child support can be modified during an appeal, and what constitutes a "substantial change in circumstances" that would allow for modification of child support have been updated. 

Read the full article by our Downers Grove child support lawyers explaining how to modify child support obligations in Illinois. 

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Allocation of Parenting Time and Responsibility Explained

In this article, our Downers Grove child support attorneys explain the major revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) and the significance to child support issues.  These revisions include changing definitions of "parenting time" and "decision making authority." 

Courts take into consideration different factors to determine parenting schedules for both parents in determining custody. Some of these factors include:​

  • How far apart do the parents live from one another?
  • What school will the children be attending?
  • How long have they attended this school?
  • What is each parent’s respective work schedule?
  • Are the parties likely to require daycare or after school care for the children?
  • What extracurricular activities are the children involved in?

“Decision making authority” is much simpler to ascertain, it is based on four (4) major aspects of the child’s life that the parents must come to some agreement on.

  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Religion;
  • Education; 
  • and Medical care

Read the full article by our Downers Grove child support lawyers explain the factors courts consider for the allocation of parental time and responsibility. 

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