Child Support Payments Protect Children And Their Well-Being
Between child care, medical expenses, clothing, food and shelter, the cost of raising a child increases annually. According to USA Today, the cost of raising a child in 2018 from birth to age 18 is over $230,000 for the middle class. Trying to take on these costs as a single parent can be overwhelming if not financially impossible for some. To compensate, Illinois courts may order the other parent to pay child support, even if they share joint custody.
At Walczak Hernandez, P.C., we are knowledgeable and prepared to handle child support cases of all types. From modifications to initial creation, we have seen it all. For your every child support need, we are here to advise, protect and guide.
Child Support Payment Calculations
Misunderstandings surrounding child support payments are nothing new. There are misconceptions that payment amounts are “fixed” and the same for every parent. Another myth is that child support amounts will remain the same. These are simply not the case. Child support calculations are based on so many factors that your payments may be completely different than your neighbor’s.
In general, child support calculations look at:
- Custody and parenting time
- Number of children
- Spousal maintenance
- Social security
- Child care
- Miscellaneous expenses
We will be personally invested in your family law case. No matter what happens, we will stay committed to making sure you get the money you need to raise your child.
Hire Someone Who Knows What To Do Next
Do not let the opportunity to fight for child support pass by you. Our family law attorneys will help you seize the day and take control of your case. Call 312-442-2225 today for a consult or email us. We offer fixed fees and are committed to providing affordable representation.