Illinois Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: If I'm paying child support, am I on the birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
Looks like your name was not on the birth certificate.

Otherwise a DNA test would not have been needed.

What you need is a parenting plan giving you parenting rights.

The fourth form on this web page is the recommended form in Illinois:

https://midamericalawoffice.com/divorce-forms/

Q: I receive a workers comp settlement 15 yrs ago while I was paying child support to x wife never told her and court

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
Were you required to report it?

Double check your court orders.

If you were and you short changed her, you could have to repay with interest and possibly face contempt of court charges.

Q: My employer has been taking child suport out of my check but not paying it in

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
This is something the payee's attorney is supposed to take care.

There are penalties for employers for not forwarding the withheld child support in a timely manner.

Q: How do I request my ex completes rehab or an alcohol treatment program & get supervised visits until he's paying support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
The best advice I can give you is to hire a lawyer to get as much of this done as you can. If you can't afford a lawyer, check out local legal aid programs.

Q: Is there a way to claim one of my kids through the Courthouse even while being on child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 22, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Awarding exemptions is part of divorce and paternity proceedings.

A lot of factors are taken into account.

Income of the parties and the Parenting Plan are the most important.

File a Petition for Allocation of Exemptions.

Q: I live in Illinois. Are school lunches part of paying half of all school expenses in a divorce

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
No. School lunches are included in child support.

Q: When recieving child support, what does the provide the child? Such as food? Clothes?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Child support can be used for almost anything. Car payments? Sure, you've got to get around. Gas or repairs for the car? Same thing. Rent or a mortgage payment? You've got to have a roof over your head. Food? Yes. Phone bills, water, heat for the house or apartment, garbage removal, Internet, cable TV (or dish)? All of these are legitimate things to spend child support on, along with countless others.

Q: Can respondent allocate that petitioner must remain in the current city of residence for the interest of the children

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
You can move wherever you wish as long as you stay within the applicable mileage limit.

Q: What is laws in Illinois regarding minor(17) in college.Does child considered automatic emancipated once in college ?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
Child support must be paid until the child reaches 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is last to occur. However, the court will likely take the new circumstance into account. It's up to the judge. How much is the obligor parent contributing to the college expenses? Is the child boarding at college, or living with the obligee parent?

Q: I have a life insurance policy on myself. The beneficiary owes child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The policy funds will go to the beneficiary.

The person owed back child support can get a court order to have these funds applied to the back child support.

Q: Child support gets taken out of my full-time job check. I'm getting a second job. How do I get child support taken out?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
As long as the full amount of your child support is taken out of your one job, there is no need for it to be taken out of any other jobs you have.

Q: I'm trying to find a lawyer who can get full custody of my daughter for me an also file child support against the mother

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 24, 2018
Dean Wilhelm Taradash's answer
Ok, you should consult with an attorney. Feel free to call me at 312-775-1020 so we can discuss how to best proceed.

Q: Boyfriend moving in, can that change child support obligation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
The income of one's new spouse or live-in significant other cannot be used when determining child support obligations.

Q: I have received a notice of intent to pursue collection remmedies from the custodial parent. What are my next steps?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Modification is for future changes.

If you are in violation, you will have to address that as a separate issue.

If there really is a need for modification the other side may be willing to work out a deal.

Q: If my ex husband has gotten another GIRL pregnant can she file child support before the baby is born?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
She can file a paternity case and have a summons served on him.

Nothing will happen until the child is born.

This allows the court to have jurisdiction over the father in case he decides to skip.

Q: I want to marry my boyfriend and his child mother is threaten to put him on child support if she does and we get married

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Cheryl Powell's answer
No, nothing can be taken out of your check. Child support is based upon his income and her income for the children that they have. Your children will also be taken into consideration.

Q: Will asking for more money on child support affect my taxes?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Child Support is not included as income on a tax return.

Q: Is non custodial parent who is disabled & on SSDI obligated to pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
If your disability causes you to have less money than you made in the past, your child support payments may become financially impossible. This does not relieve you automatically from making child support payments. You are still obligated. However, you can request that your child support payments be modified. You will have to petition the Court to lower the amount of the child support based on your disability and new monthly income.

Q: Is Child support received from different father, included as income, when calculating child support owned in Illinois?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Click on the Illinois Child Support Estimator on this web page.

https://midamericalawoffice.com/illinois-child-support-estimator/

Child support received for other children is not included in gross income.

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