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In this article, our McHenry County Child support attorneys discuss recent changes to Illinois child support laws. We explain the new way in which child support amounts are calculated. Illinois will now follow many other states in converting to the “income shares model” in order to calculate child support. Under this model, child support will be calculated using both parents’ income and cost of living. The number of children involved is also taken into account in child support calculations.
Prior to 2017, Illinois child support law awarded child support based on only the non-custodial parent's income. The new law now considers both parents' incomes in an "income shares" model, which may cause some parents' child support amounts to increase, while others' amounts will decrease.
In this article, our McHenry County attorneys explain modification of child support orders in Illinois. Child support can generally only be modified if there is a "substantial change in circumstances." We discuss what qualifies as a substantial change in circumstances, including changes of either parents' income and changes to the needs of the child. We also discuss how to modify your child support if there has been a substantial change in circumstances.
In this article, our McHenry County child support attorneys explain how to estimate your child support under the new income shares child support law. We describe the various tools that have been provided by the Illinois Department of Healtchare and Family Services and how to use them, including how to calculate the total amount of child support that will be required under the new guidelines and how to calculate each party's net income.