Child Support In The Greater Chicago Area

An important item to consider when faced with a divorce is the aspect of child support. If your children live primarily with you, you may be wondering what to expect in terms of monetary support from your former spouse. Likewise, if you are not the primary residential parent, you may be concerned about your obligation to pay child support. How much will you have to pay?

At Goddard & Malmquist, we are dedicated to helping families resolve the many important issues surrounding divorce. Ms. Alexandra Goddard and Ms. Jessica Malmquist have been helping individuals and families understand Illinois child support for many years. They can help you get a grasp on what to expect in terms of child support. In addition, our firm can help you modify existing child support orders.

Illinois Child Support

In Illinois, child support is determined by statutory guidelines, although there can be deviation if the court makes certain findings. In general, child support obligations are a percentage of net income. In some cases, a person's net income may be difficult to determine. In addition, it is not uncommon for the obligated parent to attempt to hide or conceal income in order to lessen his or her obligations. If you suspect this is the case, we will aggressively pursue the truth through discovery, including requesting financial records, deposing witnesses, and working with financial experts to pin down your spouse's actual net income.

All child support rulings and agreements are subject to modification based on a substantial change in circumstances and the increased needs of the children. We can help you seek and obtain modifications to existing orders.

To discuss how we can help you receive child support or obtain a modification of your child support, contact Goddard & Malmquist at 847-382-3995, or you may send us a confidential email to schedule a consultation.