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5002 Main St, Ste. 201
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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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2017 Changes to DuPage County Child Support Laws

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In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, DuPage County family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses upcoming changes to DuPage County Child Support Laws in 2017.

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In this article, our DuPage County child support lawyers explain recent changes to Illinois child support laws. Illinois changed how child support is calculated by converting to the "income shares model" to calculate child support. With this model, the amount of base child support will now be calculated based oneconomic tables that take into account both parents' income, the cost of living and the number of children involved. After this amount is calculated both parents will be responsible for a proportional amount based on the amount they make compared to one another.

In 'shared parenting' arrangements, which occur when both parents have cared for the child for at least 146 nights a year, the amount of time each parent spends with the child is factored into the amount of child support for which each parent is responsible. The base child support for which the couple is collectively responsible is increased in shared parenting situations as well.

Read the full article by our Dupage County child support attorneys about recent reforms of Illinois child support laws.

DuPage County Child Support Guidelines

DuPage child support attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the newest tools available in Illinois for calculating child support under the Illinois child support income shares model. We go over the different resources offered by the state and the benefits and drawbacks of each tool.

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In this article, our DuPage child support attorneys examine the process by which Illinois child support awards are calculated in Illinois. This new income shares model is among many updates to Illinois child support laws that took effect in July of 2017. Instead of relying on the "non-custodial" parent's income alone, now the courts make a determination based off of both parents' income. 

Read the full article by our DuPage County child support lawyers explaining how child support is calculated in Illinois.  

DuPage County Child Support & College Expenses 2017

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, DuPage County family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses child support and college expense obligations.

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In this article, our DuPage child support lawyers explain how courts determine child support for college expenses. Illinois courts are required to consider four factors when determining whether to order child support for educational expenses after high school:

  • The financial situation of each parent;
  • The standard of living that the child would have enjoyed had the parents remained together;
  • The child’s own financial resources; and
  • The academic performance of the child.

Unlike child support for minor children, courts are not required to award child support for college expenses, but have discretion to do so based on an anlysis of the above factors.

Read the full article by our DuPage County child support lawyers discuss child support and college expenses.

DuPage County Child Support Law Prior to 2017Explained

DuPage County child support lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to modify child support in Illinois.

Our Dupage County child support layers in this article give a summary of the Illinois child support law prior to 2017. For child support orders entered prior to July 1, 2017, courts used minimum child support guidelines that calculated child support based on a percentage of the non-custodial parent's incom.The court also had the discretion award higher amounts of child support based on what they determine to be in "best interests of the child." This article discusses the factors that courts use to determine the best interests of the child. 

 Read the full Article by our DuPage County child support lawyers summarizing Illinois child support law for child support orders entered prior to 2017.

2016 Changes to DuPage County Family Law

With this article, our DuPage County child support lawyers discuss the changes to Illinois family that recently occurred in 2016. Among those changes is how child custody is handled in court. Rather than using terms such as "custodial parent" and a "non-custodial parent," the courts in Illinois now refer to this as the "allocation of parenting time and responsibility." Also, specific grounds for divorce, such as bigamy and drug abuse drug abuse have also been removed. As of 2016, "irreconcilable differences" is the only grounds for divorce in Illinois. The amount of time required time of legal separation due to irreconcilable differences has now been reduced from 2 years to 6 months. This period can also now be waived if cagreed by both parties. Lastly, relocation rules have been modified to focus more on the distance of relocation while focusing less on crossing state lines.

Read the full article by our DuPage County child support attorneys outlining recent changes to Illinois domestic relations law.

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