St. Charles, IL High Income Child Support Lawyers

High Income Child Support and Deviations in Illinois

Kane County child support attorney

High asset divorces are typically more complex than standard divorces in a number of ways. One such way is in the allocation of child support. Child support payments are typically paid by the non-residential parent to the residential parent according to statutory guidelines. When there is a significant difference in the income of each parent, the court will sometimes deviate from those statutory guidelines.

At Shaw Family Law, P.C., our attorneys are highly experienced in handling high income child support matters and other high net worth cases. We have successfully represented both higher-earning spouses and lesser-earning spouses, fighting for fair and reasonable child support judgments from both sides.

Determining Child Support in High Income Cases in Kane County

Determining the amount of child support owed in Illinois is typically fairly straightforward. Most cases strictly follow statutory guidelines that specify the amount of child support a non-custodial parent must pay to a custodial parent. When one parent makes a substantially higher income than the other parent, however, firm adherence to the statutory guideline may be unreasonable.

While there were substantial changes to family law in Illinois (as of January 1, 2016) that effectively ended the notion of child custody in favor of allocation of parental responsibilities, one parent is still typically named the residential parent for the purpose of determining child support, among other things. The residential parent is usually owed child support from the non-residential parent.

Additional changes to Illinois law went into effect in July 2017 which redefined how child support payments are calculated. The new law uses an income-sharing model that takes both parents' net incomes into account, as well as their respective amounts of parenting time and responsibility. While the statutory guidelines for determining child support payments are straightforward, if one or both parents have a high income, the court may deviate from these guidelines depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Our attorneys are experienced in arguing for child support deviations from both sides of these disputes. We know how to effectively advocate for our clients' interests and the best interests of our clients children.

Contact Our Child Support Attorneys

If you are in need of an experienced attorney to handle your high income child support case, contact Shaw Family Law, P.C. at 630-206-3300 to schedule a free consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you personally to discuss the specifics of your situation. We take the time to listen to you so that we can have a full understanding of the circumstances of your case and craft an individualized strategy to achieve your objectives. From our office in St. Charles, Illinois, our firm handles cases throughout Northern Illinois including DuPage, Kane, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties.

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