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Besserman Law helps clients achieve reasonable child support arrangements that meet the needs of children and parents.

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For many parents, getting child support established during separation or a divorce is important for maintaining equilibrium in the home. Sadly, this often becomes a point of competition for the parent who is obligated to pay support, but it is an important responsibility. Parents need to understand that child support isn’t a form of punishment for the paying parent, and it not a free ride for the collecting parent — it’s about doing what’s best for the children! Get your divorce lawyer consultation today. There is a small initial consultation fee, but if you retain Besserman Law Office, this amount will be deducted from the required retainer.

Besserman Law helps clients achieve reasonable child support arrangements that meet the needs of children and parents. Our experience includes managing complicated cases where parents have exceptional child custody arrangements, parents who have children with special needs, high-asset divorce resolutions, and with a parent concealment or concealing origins of income.

We Help Clients With Child Custody And Visitation Cases

Deborah will always come highly recommended by me and people in my family that had to hear my stories. I can only hope that she will always be my go-to lawyer if I ever need to go back for anything else. I am truly Grateful for all she has done for me.

Jared Elswick | Google Review

Our family attorney retired in my small town, and I needed someone I could trust and felt comfortable with. I’m glad I went to Besserman Law Office. Deborah is extremely professional, courteous, and goes above and beyond to get things done.

Dawna Norton-Smith | Facebook Review

Illinois Child Support Guidelines

The amount of child support, a noncustodial parent, is forced to pay depends upon the number of kids and his or her net income for which he or she is responsible. Of what may be ordered, the minimum is as follows:

  • One child – 20% of the noncustodial parent’s net income
  • Two children – 28% of the noncustodial parent’s net income
  • Three children – 32% of the noncustodial parent’s net income
  • Four kids – 40% of the noncustodial parent’s net income
  • Five children – 45% of the noncustodial parent’s net income
  • Six or more children – 50% of the noncustodial parent’s net income

These guidelines are applied to every child custody case unless the court makes a finding that the amount established in the guidelines would not be appropriate after considering the best interests of the child. Applicable factors for deviations may include, but aren’t restricted to:

  • The financial means and needs of the child.
  • The financial means and needs of the custodial parent.
  • The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved, in the event the parties had wed, or the separation not happened.
  • The mental and physical health of the child and his or her educational needs.
  • The financial means and needs of the noncustodial parent.
  • College Tuition, College Finances, Continuing Education

Calculating child support payments and establishing the amount of support you might be entitled to receive is not easy with no assistance of a lawyer who understands the Illinois child support system. Our family law attorneys not only establish child support amounts with accuracy and efficacy, but also describe the support guidelines, and how the laws will probably affect your case.

Call our office at 618-709-7775 to make an appointment for a confidential case evaluation.

Enforcement of Child Support

If the paying parent isn’t following the rules or court orders, child support is meaningless. Deborah can help with enforcement to ensure you’re receiving the support that you’re qualified to get.

Contact Us for Advice with Child Support in Illinois

Besserman Law understands that child support can be a delicate dilemma for divorcing parents, and Besserman Law works diligently to assure that you and your kids are given the amount of support the law requires. If you have inquiries regarding support for your kids, please contact our office. Adoption Attorneys, Custody Attorneys, Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Attorneys, Guardianships Attorneys, Premarital Agreements Attorneys, Spousal Support Attorneys

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