Tag Archives: child support in Illinois
Most of you are likely familiar with the saying, “It takes two to tango.” This phrase can have many meanings, but it essentially means that two people are typically responsible for a particular action or result. This saying is often heard when stating that is takes 2 people to bring a child into the world. In the realm of child support, both parents of a child are legally required to financially support their child, regardless of their relationship once the child is born. Child support in Illinois is typically straight-forward when it comes to establishing the amount of child support that a non-custodial parent must provide to ensure the is child properly supported.
How is Child Support calculated in Illinois?
The payment of child support is governed by Section 505 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). Under Illinois law and public policy, all parents have an absolute obligation to support their child, regardless of how much time they spend with the child, whether there is a visitation schedule in place, or whether they were ever married to the child’s other parent. Typically, when a child resides with one parent more than fifty percent if the time, the other parent (non-custodial parent) is required to pay child support in Illinois.