La Grange Child Support Attorney

During divorce or legal separation proceedings involving children, both parents have an obligation of support, and one of the parents is usually required to pay child support to help the other parent meet the basic needs of their children. Payments are made until the children turn 18 or graduates from high school.

Typically, the determination of who pays the child support is made taking into account several factors, with the most important being the amount of parenting time and income of each parent.

Reliable Child Support Attorneys Assisting in Child Support Issues in La Grange, IL

At M. Scott Gordon & Associates, we understand that with new laws and regulation in place, it can be confusing and frustrating as to how they may apply to your situation. With our La Grange attorneys by your side, you can have peace of mind that we will provide you with a comprehensive legal solution designed to cater to specific needs of your case.

We opt for a client-centric approach where we help you develop a thorough understanding of your rights and provide a realistic assessment so that you have a true picture of your case.

Changes to Illinois Child Support Law

Previously, a percentage model was used for calculating child support payments. As of July 2017, the income shares model has been implemented that has revamped the way child support amount used to be calculated. Under the new law, the net income of both parents is taken into account, instead of just the non-custodial parent. It is then distributed between the spouses based on the basic child support obligations, additional expenses, and parenting time allocated to each parent, along with other factors.

The purpose of implementing this new law is to better cater to child’s best interests, while lessening the burden of paying child support from one parent. Our La Grange attorneys understand the importance of child support determinations and their impact on the financial circumstances of each parent. We work closely with you to learn about your specific situation and strive to reach a resolution that is fair for everyone involved without having to go through a lengthy litigation process.

Talk to an Experienced La Grange Child Support Attorney Today

Whether you are receiving or paying child support, you want a fair settlement based on your specific situation. At M. Scott Gordon & Associates, our La Grange attorneys have more than 20 years of experience in handling complex child support matters in Illinois, and can help in achieving your goals and protect your interests, while obtaining a favorable outcome for your case.

For reliable legal counsel, contact the Law Offices of M. Scott Gordon & Associates today at 312.360.0250 or use our online form to schedule an initial consultation. Our experienced and friendly attorneys will be happy to discuss your case. You can also visit our offices in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.

 

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