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"As the mother of two children going through a divorce in Illinois, can I ask the court to order their father child to pay the children's extracurricular activities such as sports and lessons or this all included in child support?"
Good news here. Since January, Illinois law has changed. Although it is still up to the judge in your case as to how much is paid the new law requires that divorce judges consider your request for the children's' expenses outside of child support.
The new provision of the law 750 ILCS 5/2- 505(a)(2.5) effective January 1, 2013, reads:
(2.5) The court, in its discretion, in addition to setting child support pursuant to the guidelines and factors, may order either or both parents owing a duty of support to a child of the marriage to contribute to the following expenses, if determined by the court to be reasonable:
This means that in addition to child support you can request such things as:
While divorce judges have in the past have granted such items they are now directed to consider them in every case specifically. In my opinion this will make it more likely for Judges to routinely grant more of these items than in the past.
If you are in need of a Hinsdale child support lawyer, contact the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio at 630-920-8855.