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Recently the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), under the direction of Gregory M. Bassi, Acting Secretary, released the average cost of daycare for Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties, citing costs at $28.50 to $46.40 per day, depending upon the age of the child. As these high levels of child care costs may appear exorbitant for any family, these costs can seriously complicate the budgets of newly custodial single parents following a recent divorce and could be a consideration when determining child support.

As Illinois maintains statutory guidelines for child support, it is advisable to consult with a qualified Illinois family law attorney to discuss additional costs such as childcare or extracurricular activities when calculating a pending child support order.

Currently, an income model calculation is utilized for determining the childcare order, even if the parents can not come to terms with the level of need. Although each individual case varies, the following factors should be covered when pursuing the best case scenario when it comes to protecting the best interest of all children involved:

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