Hinsdale Child Support Lawyers
Experienced Child Support Attorneys Serving Burr Ridge, Oak Brook, and Western Springs
Determining arrangements for child support is often among the most contentious and difficult issues a couple will ever face. Most parents realize the need for providing financial support for their children, but, in many cases, negotiating the specifics of a support agreement can be extremely stressful.
At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we fully understand the difficulties involved and have the experience necessary to assist families of all types with child support disputes. Whether the parents are going through a divorce, or were never married and are dealing with paternity issues, our attorneys will work hard to serve the best interest of our clients and their children.
Qualified Lawyers Who Understand the Updated Child Support Laws
Following an change to Illinois state law which went into effect in July 2017, child support is no longer calculated using a simple percentage of the non-custodial parent's income. The new law uses an "income shares" model to determine the amount of money that parents would typically spend to care for a child based on both parents' combined net income. Each parent will be responsible for a portion of this amount based on how much they contribute to the combined income. Both parents' respective amount of parenting time and parental responsibility will also be taken into account.
The calculation of child support payments under these guidelines is straightforward, and working within such guidelines, there would seem to be little that a qualified child support lawyer could offer. However, Illinois law also allows the court to consider the individual circumstances of the case which allow for the increase or decrease of child support requirements as necessary. These factors include the resources and needs of the child and both parents, as well as other considerations.
With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, our skilled attorneys recognize that a suitable child support order serves the needs of the child while balancing the resources and abilities of the parents. We understand the importance of presenting a parent's situation accurately and thoroughly to the court to ensure the most equitable outcome.
For more information regarding Illinois child support, review our child support FAQs.
Legal Representation for All Types of Child Support Matters
While Illinois law offers fairly specific direction for some aspects related to the support of a minor child, there are others left primarily to the discretion of the court. We are also fully qualified to help clients dealing with these issues as well, including:
- Health insurance and medical expenses
- Childcare and extracurricular expenses and
- Non-minor support for college expenses
If you are involved in a legal matter regarding child support, contact the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio at 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation. From our offices in Hinsdale, Illinois, we are proud to serve clients throughout DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.