In Illinois, both parents have a duty to support their children. Under the current law, both parent’s net incomes are combined to determine the basic child support obligation (the amount of support the child should receive from both parents). However, the formula used to determine which parent’s obligation can be affected by the amount of parenting time each parent has with the child.
If one parent has a parenting schedule with 60% or more of the overnights, then child support is determined as follows:
If the child spends at least 146 overnights with each parent, then child support is determined as follows:
A court may deviate from the guidelines if they find that it serves the child’s best interest, however, this is usually only in special circumstances.
The experienced attorneys at SLG Family Law can help you determine the correct amount of child support you are obligated to pay or entitled to receive, so contact us today for a free consultation.
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