Chicago, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: Can we obtain a modified order based on birth of new children?

My husband has a current child support order for $862/mth for 2 children. The oldest son who is 18 is about to finish high school & we were told he needs to submit a modified order. Three months ago we had twins & we wanted to know if the new addition can be factored in the new order? We understand the amount should be dropped to possibly half but now with the new addition any help will be great. A note on this is that the youngest is biologically not my husband's & he was basically stuck paying child support since she was born during the marriage. He found out the truth when she was 10 & he divorced the mother a few years later.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Ray Choudhry

Answered
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: As long as the court order says he is the father and is not changed, he has to pay child support for her.

Use this Illinois child support estimator to see how much the child support could be:

https://cscwebext.hfs.illinois.gov/CscWebEx/app/estimator?execution=e1s1

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