Child Support

630-462-0610

2150 Manchester Road, Suite 200A, Wheaton, IL 60187

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Wheaton IL Child Support Attorneys

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Assisting Clients with Family Law Issues in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, and the Surrounding Areas

Parents have a legal and ethical obligation to support their minor children under Illinois law — even after a marriage has been dissolved via divorce proceedings.

If you are involved in an Illinois divorce proceeding where there are minor children, child support will definitely be an issue. The experienced attorneys at Nigohosian & Dahlquist, P.C. can assist you with your case. When you contact our office, our divorce and child support attorneys will review your individual circumstances — and those of your spouse — to help you obtain a fair and equitable result in your case.

Illinois Child Support Guidelines

Illinois courts use child support guidelines to arrive at the amount of child support one spouse must pay to another following entry of a divorce decree. Child support is very formulaic and is calculated as a percentage of the non-custodial parent's net income (after allowing for certain deductions).

The Illinois child support guidelines are not set in stone, however, and a judge may deviate from the guidelines based upon each spouse's individual circumstances.

Illinois Best Interest of the Child Factors

Illinois courts also make child support decisions based upon the longstanding Best Interest of the Child Standard. Judges utilize the following non-exhaustive list of factors when determining what is in the best interest of a child:

  • Incomes of both spouses
  • Child's educational and emotional needs
  • Child's physical and medical needs
  • The standard of living to which the child has grown accustomed
  • Financial needs of children and parents
  • Care expenses including daycare, healthcare, and extracurricular expenses

Courts may deviate from the Illinois Child Support Guidelines depending upon whether the spouses have joint/shared physical custody of the children. Courts will also modify child support decisions based upon material changes in the spouses' or children's circumstances.

Contact a Wheaton Child Support Lawyer Today

Support of minor children is almost always an issue in divorce cases, and the experienced child support attorneys at Nigohosian & Dahlquist, P.C. are ready and willing to assist you with your child support issues today. Our divorce and child support attorneys are skilled litigators and advocates — both in the courtroom and at the mediation table.

We work with residents of Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle, Darien, and Naperville, as well as the surrounding communities. We also assist clients in Kane, Kendall, Will, and Cook Counties with divorce or child support cases. To schedule a consultation with one of our respected attorneys, call us at 630-462-0610 or contact us online.

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