Understanding Child Support in Illinois

Illinois child support guidelines call for the noncustodial parent to pay 20 percent of net income for one child, 28 percent for two children, 32 percent for three children, 40 percent for four children, 45 percent for five children and 50 percent for six or more children. Courts rarely deviate from these guidelines, but if you and your ex have joint physical custody of your children, a deviation may be necessary.

As a divorce lawyer with more than 30 years of family law experience in Wheaton and the western Chicago suburbs, Terry Fawell can help you understand the Illinois child support guidelines and show you how your payments will be determined.

More Information About Child Support

  • Child support payments are calculated as a specific dollar amount and are based upon the noncustodial parent's net income.
  • In most cases, the noncustodial parent is also required to pay half of day care and out-of-pocket medical and dental expenses.
  • In Illinois, the father usually pays for the child's health coverage.
  • Child support continues until the child reaches age 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later.

Can Child Support Be Changed?

Child support can be modified if there is a substantial change in either parent's financial circumstances.

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For a free initial consultation about your child support case, contact Fawell & Fawell: 630-480-6253. From our office in Wheaton, we serve clients in DuPage, Kane and Will counties.