Child Support

Child Support Solutions at Besserman Law

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Empowering You with Knowledge: Understanding Child Support

At Besserman Law, we are dedicated to helping you comprehend your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to child support. We recognize that establishing child support during a separation or divorce is essential for maintaining stability within your family. We want to emphasize that child support is not a punitive measure for the paying parent, nor is it a free ride for the recipient. It is about prioritizing what is in the best interests of the children involved.

Our commitment is to assist you in achieving fair and reasonable child support arrangements that serve the well-being of both children and parents. Our extensive experience spans a wide range of cases, including those with complex child custody arrangements, children with special needs, high-asset divorces, and situations involving a parent's concealed or undisclosed sources of income.

Navigating Child Support Calculations: Accuracy and Expertise

Determining child support payments and understanding the potential support you may be entitled to can be complex, particularly without the guidance of an attorney well-versed in the Illinois child support system. Our family law attorneys excel in establishing precise and effective child support amounts while providing thorough explanations of support guidelines and how relevant laws may impact your specific case.

Ensuring Compliance: Child Support Enforcement

Child support only holds meaning when it is followed as per the rules and court orders. If the paying parent is not adhering to their obligations, child support becomes ineffectual. Deborah and our team can assist you in enforcing child support to guarantee that you receive the support rightfully due to you.

Seek Expert Guidance on Child Support

We understand that child support can be a sensitive issue for divorcing parents. At Besserman Law, we diligently work to ensure that you and your children receive the support mandated by the law. If you have questions or concerns regarding child support for your children, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to provide you with informed guidance and comprehensive assistance every step of the way.

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Missouri & Illinois

Our offices in Missouri and Illinois are conveniently located. Divorce laws differ according to the jurisdiction. Having in-depth knowledge of the local statutes in their region, our attorneys are prepared to assist you in dealing with any family law issue.
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You need to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney to begin the legal process, divorce process, or custody process. You will have an opportunity to ask your most pressing questions during this one-hour meeting. An initial consultation fee will be quoted when you call to schedule one. All reputable lawyers have consultation fees. Be cognizant of no-fee consultations.
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What to Expect for Any Case.

A divorce or legal process begins with the initial consultation with your attorney. The hour will be devoted to answering specific questions and drafting goals for your case. You can expect your attorney to outline a strategy that has the best chance of success based on the information you provide.

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Ensure you bring all necessary documentation to your consultation, including current and legal documents you think our attorneys will need to see, such as W-2 forms and last year's tax records. If you're not sure what documentation to bring, ask. You will have a more productive initial consult if you have the proper documentation on hand.

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ) of Divorce

Do we Need To Wait Before we File for a No-Fault Divorce?

Not always. In the case, you as well as your spouse, have lived apart for a continuous period of at least six months before admission of the divorce judgment, the two-year separation requirement could be waived, but only if you both consent in writing to do this. In case the two of you cannot consent, then you will have to satisfy the 2-year condition.

Do you know the Important Legal Problems in a Divorce?

The important problems that commonly come up in divorce cases are property division, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. Partners can enter into an agreement, property settlement agreement or divorce agreement, to resolve all or a number of the problems presented by their divorce case. This agreement, and, in particular, any arrangements regarding child custody and child support, will need court acceptance. They will have to fight it out in court where a judge will determine for them under the principles of Illinois law if spouses can not agree on any of the problems.

What’s a Legal Separation?

If you are living separate and apart from your spouse, you can petition a court to allow you a legal separation and fair support or alimony. Either spouse will not be prevented by a ruling for legal separation from filing for divorce after. 

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