Child Support Attorney in Schaumburg, IL
Child support is very important in cases in which one parent gets primary custody of their children after a divorce. To ensure that you get the child support you are entitled to, it helps to work with an experienced family law attorney. Our attorneys at Allen Gabe Law, P.C. have more than 30 years of experience in family law and can provide legal representation for child support cases in Schaumburg, IL.
Child support refers to payments that custodial parents receive from non-custodial parents after a divorce to help provide for their children. In many cases, the custodial parent depends on child support payments to pay for the necessities, healthcare, and education that the child needs. If you need representation to secure child support payments in a divorce or to settle a dispute regarding child support, our attorneys at Allen Gabe Law, P.C. can help.
Our attorneys understand the legal processes behind child support such as how the amount of the payment is determined, how payments are enforced, and how the amount of the payment can change. We will work with you to understand your unique situation and explain how the legal processes will apply to you. We can also handle the necessary paperwork and documentation to prepare your case.
How are Child Support Payments Calculated?
In Illinois, child support payment amounts are a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income based on the number of children. The percentage goes up with each child that will be supported by the payments. There are other factors that may affect the amount of child support payments including living arrangements, school and day care expenses, healthcare, special needs, and the custodial parent’s net income. Illinois law also allows for certain deductions.
When determining an amount for child support, the court will consider the best interests of the children first. Our attorneys will help ensure that you get a fair amount that is beneficial for your children.
How are Child Support Payments Enforced?
Once decided by the court, child support payments are mandatory. Failure to make child support payments is considered contempt of court and you may become fined or incarcerated as a result. We provide representation for custodial parents who are not receiving their child support payments to help them take the right legal steps to resolve the issue.
We can also provide representation for non-custodial parents who are having trouble making their child support payments. Our attorneys can help change the payment amounts so you can afford the payments.
How do Child Support Payments Change?
Child support payment amounts are determined by the current circumstances. If those circumstances change, it is possible to adjust the payment amount. Non-custodial parents will need to prove to the courts that their circumstances have substantially changed, whether it is due to financial status or medical care expenses.
We can provide representation for those looking to adjust their child support payments and help you make your case to the court.
Legal Representation for Child Support Cases
Our attorneys at Allen Gabe Law, P.C. have the experience and expertise to provide effective representation in cases involving child support. We will consider the best interests of you and your children as we help you take the legal steps to securing an appropriate child support payment. We will take care of the necessary documentation and help prepare your case to attain a favorable solution.
Whether you are a custodial parent who needs representation to secure child support payments or a non-custodial parent who needs representation to modify the payments, our attorneys can help. You can reach Allen Gabe Law, P.C. at (847) 241-5000 for legal representation in Schaumburg, IL.