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 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 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. 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 knowledgeable 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 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. If 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, Attorney Susan A. Marks and her associates are personally involved in each case. As a well-respected member of the local legal community, they have successfully represented hundreds of clients in what can be potentially contentious legal matters. Our office provides effective, highly efficient legal representation to clients throughout the greater Chicago area.
How do you survive during divorce without an income? Have you been a stay-at-home parent, and your spouse was the primary breadwinner? If you have been financially dependent on your spouse, you may find yourself needing financial support. You may not be able to wait for the divorce to be finalized to receive maintenance and child support.
While your divorce is pending, there are types of financial relief and help that our knowledgeable and aggressive child support lawyer, Susan A. Marks, can help you get right away. A temporary order can be used to stop your spouse from pilfering assets. This can address problems such as how to get household bills paid, how to protect bank accounts, how to stop the removal of valuables from the marital home, and how to meet the financial needs of raising children during the divorce process.
To qualify for temporary alimony, you will need to establish need and a disparity of income between you and your spouse. Divorce lawyer Susan A. Marks can help you get the temporary support you need during this difficult time.
If you or someone you care about is dealing with child support issues or requires modifying an existing order, contact the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC today. Our experienced child support attorney provides the kind of professional legal representation you need to get results.
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