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illinois child support attorneyDo I have to pay daycare or preschool expenses in addition to my child support?

In Illinois, daycare or preschool expenses are in addition to child support. Child support is ordered by a judge or administrative hearing officer in Illinois. Guidelines established by Illinois statute are used Judges to set child support' For example. Illinois guideline child support is 20 percent of the paying party's net income for one child, 28 percent for two children, 33 percent for three children, and 40 percent for four children and so forth. This percentage is applied against net income.

"Net income" has a very specific definition under Illinois statute and typically refers to gross income from all sources including overtime deductions for Federal and Illinois State income taxes, health and life insurance and certain other deductions that are deducted from gross income to arrive at net income. At this point in Illinois law the mother's income is not relevant to the calculation of the Fathers child support but this may change soon. So you may want to check back with our blog to be up to date.

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