Child support is usually a monthly payment made to the parent with whom children under 18 primarily reside and is intended for their support and maintenance. Illinois law provides guidelines for determining a percentage of income that one parent should pay for child support to the parent with whom the child primarily resides. However, courts or parties—with court approval—may set child support above or below the guidelines considering a variety of factors. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP attorneys have handled countless matters involving child support and are well-experienced not only in determining guideline computations as well as the actual needs of the child and the party’s actual ability to pay, but also in presenting evidence supporting a variance from the statutory guidelines.
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