The tables are out and our pens are ready. As of July 1, 2017, the State of Illinois will join the majority of states in this country adopting the Income Shares Model for Child Support.
Starting July 1, 2017, both parents' incomes will be used to calculate child support in Illinois.
Are you going through a divorce? Worried about how you will pay for your kids' college expenses once "Child Support" ends?
The Illinois legislature has sent Governor Rauner a bill that will make massive changes in our current child custody law and other aspects of Illinois Divorce Law.
Currently in Illinois unlike many other states once child custody is established, child support is based on set percentages of the non-custodial parent's income. For example, for one child you are entitled to 20% of the other parent's take home pay. For two children you are entitled to 28% of the other parent's take home pay and for three children, you are entitled to 32% of the other parent's take home pay.Child Support Guidelines