Minneapolis, MN asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Illinois

Q: Ex husband demanding copies of my pay stubs and bonus structure. Do I have to provide?

He states due to new Illinois child support law... Needs to make sure he is not paying to much. My understanding we are grandfathered into old law because divorce final in 2015 and no significant change to our situation.

He now refuses to split court ordered costs of school fees etc because he feels he has paid too much

3 Lawyer Answers
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
Answered
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You are correct. Our new child support law specifically spells out that the new law, in and of itself, is not a valid reason to revisit the amount of child support that was ordered prior to July 1, 2017. Your ex would have to be able to prove a substantial change of circumstance that is separate and apart from the change in the law.

Cheryl Powell and Nrupa Patel agree with this answer

Nrupa Patel
Nrupa Patel
Answered
  • Decatur, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The new law isn't automatic grounds for a new child support calculation. He would have to make substantially more or less then he did when the original child support was ordered

Cheryl Powell agrees with this answer

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
Answered
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You do not have to provide the info unless the court order says so. But if he isn't paying and you want him to pay, u will have to go back to court.

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