Riverside Child Support
If you are a parent in Riverside who does not have primary custody of your child as the result of a divorce or separation, you will likely be required to make child support payments to the child’s other parent. Indeed, both of a child’s parents are required to provide for their child financially. Whether you are being asked to pay support or are seeking support from your child’s other parent, our Riverside child support lawyers at the law office of Gordon & Perlut, LLC can help you. Please call us today to learn more.
Determining Child Support in Riverside
Both parents in Illinois are financially responsible for providing for their children. If a parent has primary physical custody of a child, then it is assumed they are meeting this obligation. As such, the non-custodial parent will be ordered by the court to make child support payments. The state of Illinois uses the income-shares model to determine the child support obligations of each parent.
The income-shares model considers the adjusted net income of both parents collectively. Based on parents’ combined income and the number of children supported, the amount of child support owed is determined. The total amount of support owed will be divided amongst the parents proportional to each parent’s income. For example, if parents owe a collective $500 per month in child support payments and the non-custodial parent is responsible for 75 percent of the parent’s combined monthly net income, then the non-custodial parent will be responsible for 75 percent of the $500, or $375.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
Our law firm provides a variety of legal support services for parents who are seeking child support payments and parents from whom support is being sought. Our services include:
- Establishing paternity;
- Explaining to you your rights and obligations under the law;
- Bringing forth a request for child support;
- Helping you to understand how child support is calculated;
- Presenting any special circumstances of your case to the court;
- Representing you in a modification of a child support order case; and
We can also help you in investigating your spouse’s financial circumstances to ensure that correct income and assets are reported to the court for the purpose of calculating an award. Further, we can organize financial documents on your behalf and, of course, represent you in all court hearings, interactions with your spouse, and more.
Call Our Riverside Child Support Attorneys Today
Child support payments are an essential element of ensuring that a child receives the support they need when their parents are separated or divorced. If you have questions about how to initiate a request for child support, how a child support order is calculated, or what to do if you need to modify a child support order, we can help. Please call our Riverside child support attorneys today for a consultation and the guidance you need during this difficult time.