Did you know that Child Support Laws in Illinois dramatically changed as of July 1, 2017?
The old law based child support on a percentage of the payor’s net income.
The income of the person receiving support did not factor into the calculation.
That meant that, for example, a father who makes $30,000.00 per year could pay
20% of his net income to a mother who makes $250,000.00 per year.
Under the new law, the court looks at both parents’ incomes when calculating support. The court determines the combined net incomes of the parents, and
then uses an income shares chart to determine the basic child support obligation.
Each parent is responsible for part of the basic child support obligation in proportion to his or her share of the parties’ combined net income.
This new law could mean huge changes in the amount of support you pay or receive. Please schedule an appointment with Attorney Sarah Vahey to educate yourself on your obligations and rights. Knowledge is power!