Illinois Makes Significant Changes to Family Law Effective July 1, 2017

Illinois Makes Significant Changes to Family Law Effective July 1, 2017

Divorce is never an easy process for families, and while it can be difficult, it is still important to understand your rights and protect your interests. The state of Illinois recently passed new laws and guidelines on how child support payments are calculated which are important to understand prior to filing for divorce.

These changes will not be retroactive, but if you are planning to file in the future, they will affect you. Fortunately, Rolling Meadows spousal support attorneys understand the changes to spousal and child support and how they can potentially impact your family.

Changes to Family Law in Illinois

These changes to Illinois state law affect all divorces occurring after July 1, 2017 and will consider the income of both parents at the time of the divorce. One parent as was typical prior to the changes in Illinois Public Act 99-0764.

Your Rolling Meadows spousal support attorneys are fully informed of all the changes to the law and how they will affect your situation when calculating spousal and child support. The new procedure has been in use in other states, and many people find it to be a more fair manner in which to calculate payments in family law cases.

Shared Parenting and Child Support

Rolling Meadows spousal support attorneys can help you to understand how the changes to the Illinois laws will affect the income share table on which all calculations are based. This table reflects the amount of each parent’s net income, the number of children under the age of 18, and the amount of income that both parents received during the time of the marriage. The payments will be calculated to favor the parent who has the greatest amount of responsibility caring for the child.

The Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C. is a Schaumburg firm that specializes in the many aspects Family Law including Asset Division, Business Division, Debt Division, Divorce, Equity Division, Property Division, and Spousal Support/Maintenance.

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