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In this article, our Illinois child support attorneys discuss recent changes to Illinois child support law.
Prior to 2017, the amount of child support was determined based solely on the payor's income and the number of children involved. Now, under the "income shares" model of child support, the total amount of child support for which the parents are collectively responsible is determined according to economic tables, and each parent's obligation to contribute to the total amount of child support is based on the net incomes of the parents relative to one another.
In this article, our Illinois attorneys examine the process for calculating child support under the Illinois "income shares" model for child support. We explain how to determine each parent's net income, and using each parent's net income, how to estimate the amount of the child support obligation that will be required.
In this article, our Illinois child support lawyers explain how courts determine whether to award child support for college expenses.
Although child support is required until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school. Child support may be awarded at the discretion of the judge for college expenses. We explain the factors courts consider in determining whether child support is appropriate after the child reaches the age of majority, and, if the court finds it to be appropriate, how the court determines the amount and duration of the award.