Child & Spousal Support
Accomplished DuPage County Family Lawyers
In the State of Illinois, it is common for child support payments to be determined according to the state’s guidelines and statutes. Spousal maintenance, also called spousal support or alimony, is normally determined through more complex litigation or mediation techniques. Working with focused Naperville divorce lawyers can make a difference in how much money you and your children are able to receive. At Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C., our attorneys possess an in-depth understanding of the laws regarding support matters and can use their knowledge to help you find a resolution that is beneficial.
Child Support Guidelines in Illinois
For parents who are separating or divorcing, there are focused statutes that are designed to make the process of determining how much support payments should be. The current statutes state that, when there is one child, it is normal for the non-custodial parent to pay the other parent 20-percent of their net income. The rate increases according to the number of children up to 50-percent for six or more children. However, these guidelines will change on July 1st, 2017, based upon recent legislation. Please contact us to discuss the coming changes and stay ahead of any disruptions to your life and finances.
The court can review certain aspects of your marriage, life, and divorce to determine alimony:
- The length of the marriage
- The standard of living established in the marriage
- Each person’s present and future earning capacity
- The income and property of each spouse
- Current and future financial needs
- Any prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements
Contact Our Child Support Attorney in Naperville for Dedicated Legal Counsel
At Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C., our lawyers take a team approach to helping each one of our clients. When working with us, a client is assigned a specific partner, associate, and paralegal who take a focused and in-depth approach to representation.