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Child Support Attorney for Grundy, Kane, Kendall, & Will Counties


A child has the right to emotional and financial support from both parents. One parent should never have the financial burden alone to support the child. If both parents and the child do not live together, the court will order child support. There are many different scenarios that can make the process difficult, but with the help of a child support lawyer in IL, you can make sure that child support is ordered and that what is ordered is fair and in accordance with the law.

At Katherine Maloney & Associates, we know the law and how to handle these delicate types of cases. Whether you seek child support or want to challenge it or whether you are addressing child support through a divorce proceeding, our child support attorney will provide thorough advice and handle all aspects of the case while keeping you informed. To learn more about child support and your options regarding it and your unique situation, contact us online or at 8155779763.

What is Child Support in Plainfield?

Child support is a way to ensure that both parents, although no longer in a relationship with one another, are financially responsible for their children while taking into consideration their ability to provide support. In most states and in most cases, child support lasts until children turn 18 years of age. There are exceptions made in cases where the child is still attending high school or is considered to be disabled.

Factors Considered when Determining Child Support in Plainfield

In Illinois, there are certain factors most courts take into consideration when determining whether or not child support should be ordered, and if so, in what amount. 

Some of the most common include:

  • The gross income earned by each parent
  • The number of children each parent is responsible for supporting
  • How many overnights the children spend with each parent.
  • The cost of health insurance for the child
  • Whether or not the child suffers from any sort of disability.
  • Whether or not either parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed

Failure to Pay Child Support in IL

When child support is established, a payment schedule is also established. When the parent ordered to pay support fails to do so, there are options available to the parent (or custodian) receiving the support. They are able to file a motion in the court to have the support order enforced.

There are remedies available to ensure the child support is paid, and our skilled attorney can assist in enforcing these legal measures. Contact us today by using our online form or calling us directly at 8155779763 to schedule a Free Consultation.

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