Kendall County Child Support 101
This article summarizes Illinois Child Support. Child support in Yorkville and Kendall County is determined by child support guidelines. See 750 ILCS 5/505. The income shares model is the child support enacted legislation, effective on January 1, 2019. The child support model calculates total household net income and computes each parent’s percentage of combined net income. Based upon the household’s net income and each parent’s percentage of net income towards the total household income is how Kendall County Child Support is calculated now. 750 ILCS 5/505(1).
The goal of Illinois child support is to make child support obligations more equitable between the custodian and non-custodian parent. Thus, both parent’s income shall be considered and a parent that is not working may have their income imputed meaning that the court can establish a base line net income for that parent.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has developed a worksheet, which developed an Illinois policy for what Illinois considers an adequate amount of child support. Here is the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Service’s Child Support Calculator, which is designed to simplify the Illinois child support process for parents. See Child Support Estimator (illinois.gov).
In some instances, a deviation from the typical child support guidelines are appropriate. In Illinois, parents have a duty to pay child support. The Court may deviate from the standard child support guidelines under one of the following circumstances when it is in the child’s best interests:
• The Financial resources and needs of the child;
• The Financial resources and needs of the parents;
• The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage or civil union not been dissolved;
• The physical and emotional condition of the child and their educational needs.
See 750 ILCS 5/505(a)(2).
In our experience, parents that have parents that are self-employed; have variable income; and or unique circumstances may warrant a deviation from child support guidelines in Yorkville and Kendall County Circuit Court. The old child support policy in Illinois and Kendall County was based upon the non-custodial parent’s income, which was assigned a percentage of their income based upon the number of children in their household. Unlike previous child support policy, the new policy better factors in both parent’s net income and abilities to pay child support.
Kendall County Child Support Attorneys in Yorkville, Illinois
The lawyers of Gateville Law Firm concentrate in Yorkville and Kendall County Child Support. Our lawyers do travel to nearby counties and assist parents with their divorce, family, paternity, and Illinois child support needs. Our law firm is experienced and has sufficient lawyers and staff to properly represent the interests of men and women. Our attorneys, paralegals, and staff are well-equipped and passionate about helping their clients solve their divorce, family, and child support problems.
Contact one of our attorneys at 630-780-1034 to set-up your initial child support consultation. We offer telephone, zoom, and in-person consultations nearby Yorkville, Illinois.