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The New Illinois Child Support Law was effective July 1, 2017. Attorney Michael S. Strauss is one of the authors of the new Illinois Child Support Law. Call Schlesinger, Strauss & Hoyt LLC at 847-680-4970 to discuss your situation or click here to contact us.
In the state of Illinois, child support is calculated according to the new child support formula. Schlesinger & Strauss will fully explain how the new child support is calculated and how the new child support law will affect your situation. In cases where back child support is owed, we are prepared to initiate legal action to collect past due support.
If you have questions about support payments and how they are calculated, contact Libertyville child support lawyers at Schlesinger, Strauss & Hoyt LLC, today to schedule an appointment and discuss your child support case.
Child Support Lawyers Serving Illinois
Child support is intended to meet some of the expenses of a child. As such, it is not optional nor should it be considered as an award to the custodial parent or punitive. In Illinois, child support terminates when a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates high school — whichever is later — but not beyond age 19. There are provisions to support children beyond age 19 for the purposes of college education or if a child is mentally or physically disabled.
Child support may be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances, which includes an increase or decrease in income. If a support-paying parent falls behind on child support payments or suddenly stops paying altogether, hiring a Libertyville child support lawyer can expedite certain legal remedies used to collect back-due child support.
Collecting Back Child Support Payments
While each case is different, the court may:
- Garnish wages
- Suspend driving privileges
- Seize assets
- Impose jail sentences
No matter what issue you have with unpaid child support, we can help you resolve it quickly and efficiently.