Child Support Lawyers in Kane County
Attorneys for Issues of Child Support in Aurora, St. Charles, Elgin, and Throughout Kane County
When you are involved in a dispute regarding child support, it is important to work with an attorney who understands the law. As of July 2017, a new child support law has gone into effect in Illinois. In contrast to the way Illinois courts previously calculated child support by computing a fixed percentage of the non-custodial parent’s income, the new law will enable the court to weigh variables including the amount of time children spend with each parent. The calculation will consider the amount of money required to adequately care for the needs of the children, and child support payments will be based on both parents’ income. In addition, parents may be required to contribute to extracurricular activities, childcare, and healthcare costs.
There are, however, many factors that could affect your case, and it is best to discuss them with a knowledgeable Kane County attorney. Whether you have been asked to pay child support, would like to receive payments or have questions about the process, contact MKFM Law and speak with a member of our team
At our law firm, our attorneys are particularly skilled in using a support variation that typically offers advantages to both parties. Known as unallocated support, or unallocated maintenance, these arrangements combine the traditional understanding of spousal maintenance and child support into a single payment. In most cases, unallocated support offers tax benefits to the supporting party, which often makes additional funds available to the recipient party.
Under Illinois law, a child support order is usually based on the supporting parent's income and the number of children requiring support. In creating the order, all sources of the supporting parent's income must be identified and including in the calculations. Doing so can be challenging, especially if the supporting party is self-employed or does not receive a regular paycheck. Attorney George Frederick, one of the managing partners at MKFM Law, received his degree in accounting and conducts income-related investigations for our firm.
Child Support Modification
Calculating and establishing an order for child support is the first step in a process that often spans years, as your child grows and his or her needs change. Similarly, parental situations can also change, as one parent may find a better-paying job, suffer a life-altering illness or injury, or have more children. Such changes can directly affect the appropriateness of a child support order and the paying parent's ability to meet his or her obligations. The experienced attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, can help you petition the court for a modification of your child support order so that it continues to serve your child's needs.
If you have questions about child support, contact our law firm for answers. Call MKFM Law today at 630-665-7300 and speak to a skilled child support lawyer. We are proud to help individuals and families in Batavia, Elgin, St. Charles, Aurora, Geneva, and throughout Kane County.