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New Case Clarifies the Definition of Income in Child Support Cases

Child support in Illinois is usually calculated as a fixed percentage of the payor parent’s income. For the vast majority of people, determining income is fairly straightforward - your wages minus taxes and other compulsory deductions. For higher asset individuals such as those with significant investments, however, the issue can become somewhat murky.  Recently, the… Read More »

Ongoing Efforts at Child Support Reform in Illinois

Federal law requires all states to adopt a uniform system for setting presumptive child support obligations. However, the states are not obligated to adopt any specific scheme. As a result, there are two overarching child support formulas states have gravitated toward. Illinois follows the less common of the two, but reform efforts are under way… Read More »