Child support proceedings require special considerations
Child support is a critical part of many family law proceedings. Whether through a divorce or a paternity action, where there are children, the issue of child support has to be resolved in order to conclude a family law matter. In some cases, the parties are able to agree to a child support number. In other cases, the court has to resolve child support after a trial or evidentiary hearing.
In the State of Illinois, there are various factors that go into the computation of child support. For those looking to get a child support estimate in Illinois, we have a chart that can help you compute an approximate number.
Of course, it is vital to have an attorney go through exact computation with you. This is because there are multiple factors that go into the computation of child support. First and foremost, courts look to the net income of the payor parent.
However, in computing the net income, courts look to factors such as taxes, mandatory pension and union dues, alimony and child support paid from other proceedings and the cost of health insurance. Student loans is often another issue that is become a source of dispute in child support cases in Illinois.