Chicago, IL asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Illinois

Q: we have my bf’s kids Mon-fri & every other weekend does mom have to pay childsupport doesn’t work but her husband does

Mom doesn’t work so she does not have money to pay child support but she’s married & her husband has a job. Does child support take in to consideration her husbands income for child support?

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

A: No, her husband's income cannot be used to determine her child support obligation.

Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson

A: No, it does not but the court can impute income to her for her monthly expenses. The court can then calculate any child support obligation on that imputed income.

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