As parents, most of us work hard to provide our children with the things they deserve. Meeting their basic material needs for a stable family home, transportation, clothing, and putting food on the table can be difficult enough, not to mention the additional responsibility of providing for their education, recreational, and social needs. At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we understand how important these things can be for your child’s physical and emotional development, and the role that child support plays in ensuring these needs are met. Our experienced Cook County, Du Page, Lake and McHenry County child support attorneys offer professional, experienced legal representation to assist you in making sure your children receive the financial support they are entitled to.
Paying child support is not optional in the state of Illinois. Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes (750 ILCS 5/505), parents have a duty and obligation to support their children, regardless of the relationship that exists between the mother and the father. This obligation extends to all expenses deemed reasonable and necessary to their development, including their educational, physical, mental and emotional needs. Regardless of the type of employment or the amount of income the parent makes, court guidelines require a minimum contribution of between 20 and 50 percent of the parent’s net income from all sources. In cases where a parent claims to be unemployed, the court can set an amount based on what the parent would likely be able to earn, based on their skills and education level and the unemployed parent can be ordered to complete a daily job search diary.
At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, our Cook County, Du Page, Lake and McHenry County child support attorneys assist parents in obtaining child support, as well as in ensuring that the amount of support is both reasonable and necessary to their unique situation. We provide aggressive legal representation to assist you in child support proceedings in the family court, including:
Working within the Cook County, Du Page, Lake and McHenry County Circuit Courts, we provide the professional legal representation you need to protect your rights and interests during child support proceedings. It is vitally important to have an experienced, knowledgeable attorney working on your behalf, ensuring that the amount of support ordered is reasonable and paid promptly, while also making sure that both parents are honest and thorough in declaring any debts and assets used by the court in determining the amount of support to be paid. In the event that too much or too little support is being paid or requested, we can take the steps necessary to request a modification that will provide for your child’s needs . At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, Attorneys Susan A. Marks and her associates are personally involved in each case, and as a well-respected member of the local legal community, has successfully represented hundreds of clients in what can be potentially contentious legal matters. Our office provides effective, highly efficient legal representation to client throughout Cook County, Du Page, Lake and McHenry Counties and in the following areas:
Arlington Heights , Barrington, Bannockburn, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Glenview, Hawthorne Woods, Itasca, Kildeer, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Libertyville, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, Rosemont, Wheeling, Vernon Hills.
If you or someone you care about is dealing with child support issues or requires a modification of an existing order, contact the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC today. Our experienced Cook County, Du Page, Lake and McHenry Counties child support attorney provides the kind of professional legal representation you need to get results.
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