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In this article, our DuPage County child support lawyers take a closer look at 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 on economic 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.
In this article, our DuPage County 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.
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.
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.