Our Kane County child support attorneys have the experience and skill to defend your rights and put you in the best possible position for a favorable outcome in your child support case.
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Kane County Child Support Attorneys
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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.
In this article, our Kane County child support lawyers explain the current state of Illinois child support law. Prior to 2017, the amount of child support required to be paid by an obligor parent was a fixed percentage of the obligor's income that varied based on the number of children involved. According to the "income shares" model of child support adopted by Illinois law in July of 2017, the amount of child support the obligor parent is required to pay is based on the obligor's income relative to that of the obligee.
In this article, our Kane County child support attorneys explain how varying income impacts child support obligations. The amount of a non-custodial parent's child support obligation is based on the income of each party. This is straightforward when both parties have consistent income like a salary, but the calculation becomes more challenging when one or both of the parties has varying income such as overtime or bonuses. In these cases, courts will either use a historical average or a base child support amount with monthly supplements. In addition, the parties will often conduct periodic "true ups" to ensure the amount actually paid in child support reflects the reality of the parties' income.