Understanding the Importance of Child Support
Your Financial Well-Being Matters to Our Divorce Lawyers
Child support isn't merely a monthly form of financial support from one spouse to the other. No matter what your marital status indicates, you have the parental responsibility to support your children in many ways. Providing for the financial needs of your children is one of your most basic duties but it can also be one of your most crucial duties.
Child support can be a way to help provide for your children and support and nurture their dreams as they develop and explore educational opportunities. Your support can be used to provide for basic needs, healthcare costs, and school expenses. Although supporting a child is expensive, it is a duty that you must understand and also feel proud to fulfill.
Whether you are a payer of child support or payee, our legal team is ready to go to work to find a fair child support plan for your family. Just as finding financial stability and security is important for your family, drafting an effective and creative solution for you is important for our Kane County divorce lawyers. Hire the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C. go to work for you.
Calculating Child Support in Illinois
A divorcing couple will have the opportunity to reach a child support agreement through mediation, similar to how other issues pertaining to divorce can be settled. If mediation fails, however, the court may see fit to intervene and order a child support amount on behalf of the couple.
When calculating child support, the court considers the following:
- Number of children
- Parents' net monthly income after taxes
- Cost of healthcare
- Amount of child support or alimony paid to a spouse from a former marriage
Unfortunately, the court may not take into consideration other special expenses for your child. It is not uncommon to hear that children are involved in sports teams, the arts, or other extracurricular activities that require financial investment. We have more than 40 years of experience handling complex child support issues and can help you find solutions to cover your child's significant expenses.
Call the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C.
From paying for your child's extracurricular activities to addressing special needs, we can help you review your circumstances and options. Your child deserves to have your financial support as well as your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual support.
With our extensive legal experience backed by comprehensive knowledge of divorce-related financial issues, we can help you approach your decision for child support carefully so that both parties are fully aware of the monthly financial implications child support can have for the family members.