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child custody, Illinois child support attorney, Illnois divorce lawyer, Child support is often a big part of divorce and custody cases. Disputes over child support are often particularly contentious because they involve both children and finances. These disputes can be resolved either through court orders or through out-of-court agreements. As circumstances change, however, sometimes child support orders or agreements need to be changed. If you need your child support order changed, or if your child’s other parent has asked for a change, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney in the area for help. A family law attorney can ensure that you are receiving the child support modification outcome most suited for your specific situation.

Calculating Child Support in Illinois

Child support is calculated by analyzing a number of different factors. The two main factors are each parent’s income and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. Generally, the parent with whom the child resides is the custodial parent. He or she will usually receive payments from the non-custodial parent to provide for the child’s well-being. In some cases, parents are able to agree on monthly custody payments through mediation and out-of-court settlements. If such an agreement cannot be reached, the family court judge will determine the amount of these child support payments. Furthermore, child support is also dependent upon the amount of children that the parents have; more specifically, child support payments will increase for each additional child.

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