Among the various aspects of family law, child support is one of the most discussed, which is likely due to its direct impact on the best interests of children. For many children and custodial parents in Lake County, Illinois, child support is vital for meeting the educational, medical care and day-to-day expenses of a child. Therefore, if the non-custodial parent falls behind on payments, both the state and the custodial parent should take action to restore support for the child.
In Illinois, the determination of child support is based on state rules and regulations. In general, the amount of child support to be paid mainly depends on the number of children and the income of the non-custodial parent. However, obtaining child support is not always easy and a custodial parent often needs expert guidance to establish and enforce monthly payments. Unless all relevant factors and expenses are considered while calculating child support, custodial parents and their children may find themselves unable to make ends meet.
There may be times when a non-custodial parent does not have adequate income due to job loss, an occupation with income fluctuations or some other genuine reason creating a financial hardship. In such cases, it is wise to seek a child support modification to proactively address the problem before child support enforcement authorities get involved.
The Law Offices of Dwayne Douglas, P.C. have been family law practitioners in Lake County, Illinois, for more than 20 years and have handled many child support cases. Whether we are seeking child support, enforcing an order or modifying a child support agreement, the Law Offices of Dwayne Douglas, P.C. will be compassionate advocates and provide knowledgeable advice for a custodial or non-custodial parent who may have issues with child support in Lake County, Illinois. For more information, please visit our Child Support page.