Helping You Obtain A Fair Child Support Order
Not every family in divorce receives child support. If both parents work and have about the same amount of parenting time as one another, child support may not be awarded and all costs may be equally divided. But, most people fall into the other category — one parent making more than the other, and one parent having a greater share of parenting time. Child support exists to balance out these differences.
Why An Experienced Child Support Lawyer Is Necessary
An attorney is necessary in determining child support to ensure that your point of view is effectively presented. The objective is a level of support that is fair. Too high, and the award will be burdensome to one parent. Too low, and the parent with custody has an unfair share of the financial burden raising the child.
At Boyle Feinberg Sharma, we provide results-oriented representation in all types of support matters. For a consultation in our Chicago or Arlington Heights offices, call 312-376-8860.
How Is Child Support Calculated?
In Illinois, child support is relatively straightforward, drawing on a guideline approach. The parent with the majority of parenting time will usually receive a percentage of the other parent’s net income as support. In addition, other child-related expenses such as medical and extracurricular activities may be allocated between the parents. The court also considers the actual expenses and other factors, such as the standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the parents remained together. The court may deviate from guidelines, if appropriate.
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These are important issues, both for your child’s welfare and for the financial interests of all parties. Because they are important, we urge you to contact the most experienced child support lawyer you can.
We recommend ourselves, Boyle Feinberg Sharma, all our attorneys are committed to assertively presenting our clients’ perspective.
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Need a committed child support lawyer in the Chicago area? Call Boyle Feinberg Sharma, at 312-376-8860 or 847-394-3940, or write to us using this online form.