Following an Illinois divorce, child support is often awarded to the custodial parent in order to help financially support the minor children. The child support order is permanent and must be adhered to by both parents or legal action could be taken. However, due to life changes, an old child support order may no longer be right for one or both parents. In this case, a parent may request a modification to the original child support order based on the following:
- A change in income of one or both parents
- A change in the needs of the child(ren)
- A change in the health or physical condition of a parent
- A change in the employment of one or both parents
For example, if the noncustodial parent received a raise or promotion that significantly impacted his or her income, the custodial parent could request a modification to the child support order to include the new income in the calculation of the total amount of support. Another example would be the noncustodial parent being demoted or receiving less pay than before, and meeting the original child support order requirements would be difficult or unreasonable.
Requesting an Illinois Child Support Modification Order
While it is possible to request the modification of a child support order in DuPage, Kane or Kendall counties without the assistance of an attorney, this is generally not in the best interest of your family. There are many legal intricacies of a child support modification in Illinois, and it is important that you have a DuPage child support lawyer on hand to help guide you through the stages of petitioning for a modification to an original support order.
Jennifer S. Wiesner has a solid track record of success with Illinois child support modifications and can provide you with reliable legal assistance in this area of family law. Whether you are the custodial or noncustodial parent seeking a modification of child support, Attorney Wiesner can advise you of your legal options and help you gather the necessary documentation to support your modification request.
As an experienced Chicago family law attorney, Jennifer S. Wiesner has helped families across the state of Illinois through the process of divorce, legal separation, child custody and child support and is ready to help you and your loved ones close this chapter of your lives and begin anew.
Contact Jennifer S. Wiesner Today:
Attorney Wiesner is available now to consult with you regarding your Illinois child support modification case. Contact the office today at (630) 562-2300 for a consultation to discuss your next move.