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Court-ordered support is peace of mind if you’re getting divorced or are divorced and rely on maintenance or child support to survive. There’s just one problem: Any order for support is just a piece of paper, and former spouses don’t always comply. Most people will wait a couple of weeks, or even a few months, […]

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When it comes to divorce in Illinois, most individuals know of two types of support: spousal support, also known as maintenance or alimony, and child support. This means that when people hear that there’s another type of support, they get confused. In this article, we cover the basics of unallocated support and the benefits of […]

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So, What’s the Income Shares Model?

If you were divorced before July 1, 2017 or are still in the process of getting divorced, the income shares model of child support will apply to your case. And, while some are uncertain about the change, Illinois is the 40th state to adopt this model. As such, you can have confidence knowing that this […]

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Child support is common in most Illinois divorces. If you are going to receive child support, there are two ways to do so: You can arrange for your spouse to pay you directly; or You can enter an order garnishing your former spouse’s wages and be paid through the state disbursement unit. As you can […]

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July 1 is quickly approaching and when it hits, child support calculations in Illinois will be based on an income shares model rather than the current, net income model. There are multiple reasons for this switch, all of which are beneficial not only for both parents, but children as well. In this article, we’ll discuss […]

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If you’re getting divorced and have children, you may receive or have to pay child support. But, what does child support pay for and how does child support work in Illinois? It can feel overwhelming to navigate the complexities of child support by yourself. By taking the time to understand the basic concepts underlying child […]

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Let’s start with a hypothetical situation. Assume John and Jane are married and John moves out of the house before Jane files for divorce. Months pass and John does not contribute any money to the care of the children. When Jane files for divorce, what happens to all of the months John did not pay? […]

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Child support in Illinois is currently calculated according to percentages. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act sets forth a percentage of the paying parent’s net income that must be paid according to the number of children a family has. For example, if there are three children, the parent paying child support must pay […]

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If you’re considering divorce in Illinois and have children, child support questions are likely to be at the top of your mind. What most people don’t know is that the divorce process is actually geared toward ensuring your children are cared for both during and after the divorce proceedings. This is with regard to child […]

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All parents love their children but few are happy to pay child support following a divorce trial or settlement. However, to the receiving parent, these expenses are necessary for childcare, basic needs, education, and more. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that some individuals don’t pay child support on time. When this happens, it isn’t […]

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Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd. is a law firm concentrating solely on family law and has served clients in DuPage, Will, Kane, and Kendall counties for over 35 years.

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