Other Than My Income, What Can Affect My Required Illinois Child Support Payment?
DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Helping You with Child Support Matters
When the court is deciding required child support payments, there are factors that can come into play besides just your income. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we can help explain these details and offer advice moving forward. We have handled many family law and child support cases over the years, and we are prepared to assist you through your matters as well.
One factor that can affect your required child support payment is the amount of parenting time that you have with your children. When it pertains to pay for daycare, extracurricular activities, and uncovered medical expenses, there are a few different ways the courts will rule on who is required to pay. The court may issue that both parents contribute in addition to their regular amount they pay for child support. In some cases, the court may implement a maximum limit on the amount of additional expenses you need to provide.
Who Pays for Extracurricular Activities?
When minor children attend after-school activities, summer camp, or other childcare needs, it can either be seen as a luxury or necessary if both spouses work full time. If the courts deem this type of childcare necessary, the noncustodial spouse may be expected to supply one-half of the cost. This is because, presumably, if the family unit had remained the same, you and your spouse would have treated childcare as a necessary cost.
Exceptions can be made if your child is old enough to live without childcare or if the custodial parent is not working. In the latter case, the parent who wants their child in childcare would be responsible for paying for that cost unless there is an agreement with the other parent for splitting those charges.
Contact Our DuPage County Child Support Attorneys
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we understand that navigating all the logistics that comes with the financials of divorce such as child support can be strenuous. Our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure you have answers to all of your questions. To set up an initial consultation, call 630-665-7300. From our main office in Wheaton, we assist clients in Naperville, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, and many surrounding cities.