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Child Support

Des Plaines, Illinois Child Support Attorney

Family Lawyer Advising Clients throughout Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs

Child support is the court-mandated amount of money that a noncustodial parent is legally required to pay to the custodial parent for the care of the children. Whether you are a custodial parent or a noncustodial parent, the Chicago area child support attorney at the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff will guide you through the child support process and help you protect the financial interests of you and your children.

Child support is often one of the most highly contested areas of family law. When child support is at issue, the relationship between the parents has generally fallen apart – and working together in any capacity becomes virtually impossible. At the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff, our Des Plaines child support attorney will help you establish a fair child support arrangement that can protect your interests, while also ensuring that your child’s needs are met.

Contact our office at (847) 768-2194 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Illinois child support attorney.

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Handling Child Support Matters

Establishing a fair child support structure is no simple task. At the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff, we understand the complex emotional and legal issues that are involved with child support and paternity issues. We approach these issues with the sensitivity demanded by such matters. With more than 19 years of experience handling all aspects of divorce, our Chicago area child support attorney Scott D. Rogoff can resolve even the most difficult situations.

Illinois Child Support Guidelines

In Illinois, child support levels are largely governed by statutory guidelines, but the custodial parent may request additional child support payments for any reasonable health care and childcare services. The amount of child support varies depending on the parents’ individual circumstances.

Child Support Modifications

Child support modifications may be appropriate if there is a change in circumstances of one or both parents. In order for a child support arrangement to be modified, there must have been a “substantial change in circumstances.” A court will generally permit a reduction in child support payments if a change in circumstances is caused by a factor that is out of the control of the paying parent, such as a job layoff, but if an income reduction is caused by quitting one’s job, or performing in a way that warrants termination, the court is unlikely to grant a child support modification.

The receiving parent may request an increase in child support payments if the paying parent’s income is increased such that the income moves into a new threshold. Regardless of the circumstances, however, the court will consider all of the circumstances surrounding the request for child support modification before making a determination.

Paternity in Illinois Child Support Cases

In child custody proceedings outside of marriage, establishing paternity is essential. Unless paternity is legally established, the father will not be required to contribute any child support. In the event paternity is not legally established by the execution of a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity when the child is born, we can help arrange DNA testing to prove paternity, and also move forward with the necessary legal documentation to ensure that paternity is officially registered with the state of Illinois.

Whether you are a father who wants to establish paternity, custody and visitation rights, or a mother seeking the child support payments to which you are entitled, our Illinois paternity attorneys can help you establish paternity through a court ordered DNA test so that you can pursue your rights and remedies.

Contact the Illinois child support attorney at the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff at (847) 768-2194 to learn how we can help you with your child support and paternity issues.