Nearly all family law firms handle divorce as a part of their practice, and any divorce where the couple has children will inevitably involve child support.

However, not everyone who needs help with a child support matter is simultaneously getting divorced. Often folks who are already divorced need to modify an existing child support order. Or they need help enforcing a child support order. In these cases, it’s best to find an attorney who has significant experience specifically resolving child support issues.

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Each of the law firms listed here have demonstrated that they specialize in child support. Some of them have Google reviews where their clients explicitly mention their child support work. Others publish prolifically on child support topics. And some have both.

If you need help with a child support matter, these law firms are worth considering.

TOP DIVORCE FIRM

The Taradash Group, P.C.

Child support is one of the most important issues families must work through in a divorce involving kids, and you need experienced legal counsel guiding you through this process. Ideally, both parents will work to come to a negotiated agreement regarding support, but sometimes this does not happen. Vigorous representation may be vital if you are going through a contested child custody matter, as the outcome of this proceeding may affect your child’s life for a long time in the future. While a judge must make a determination based on the best interests of the child, this evaluation involves weighing a broad range of factors including those related to income, family size, and cost of living. A divorce lawyer at our Chicago firm can help you persuasively present your case for the arrangement that you are seeking so that your child can have the stability, affection, and guidance that they deserve. If you need to modify a child custody arrangement or another type of order from a family law proceeding, we also can help you navigate the process of showing how circumstances have changed, such that a modification has become necessary.

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TOP DIVORCE FIRM

Law Firm of Martin Osinski LLC

In Illinois, child support is based upon statutory guidelines as a percentage of the payors net income, unless the court finds that application of the guidelines would be inappropriate. Child custody is always an important issue during a divorce, but it is equally important to ensure that the person with custody has the necessary financial means to provide for the child in the same manner that they were provided for during the marriage. In most cases, child support is paid by one parent to the other parent and is typically paid to the parent who has primary custody of the child.

The amount of child support is established by factors that are specified by Illinois law, along with the Illinois’ statutory “guideline” percentages of the payer’s net income. This percentage increases based on how many children need to be supported. Child support is always modifiable, upward and downward. However, modification only applies to child support payments following the filing of a petition to modify support.

In most cases, child support stops when a child turns 18 years old, but there are some exceptions to this, which include a child with a disability or a child who has not yet graduated from high school.

Divorce attorney, Martin Osinski, has vast experience in helping clients in child support matters and figuring out how much child support needs to be paid and for how long the payments will continue.

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TOP DIVORCE FIRM

Ward Family Law, LLC

Parents are obligated to provide financial support for their minor children, oftentimes in the form of child support and/or contribution to child-related expenses. WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, works closely with clients at the onset of their case to obtain the full financial disclosure of both parties to be able to properly and accurately calculate child support under the guidelines provided by Illinois law.

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Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff

Child support is the court-mandated amount of money that a noncustodial parent is legally required to pay to the custodial parent for the care of the children. Whether you are a custodial parent or a noncustodial parent, the Chicago area child support attorney at the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff will guide you through the child support process and help you protect the financial interests of you and your children.

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TOP DIVORCE FIRM

Nottage and Ward, LLP

Nottage & Ward is a law firm specializing in child support services. They are committed to providing clients with the highest-quality legal representation, and their team of experienced attorneys and staff are dedicated to helping clients navigate any legal issues relating to child support. Their services include representation in court proceedings, collection of unpaid child support, modifications of existing child support orders, enforcement of child support orders, and more. They also have extensive experience dealing with the Department of Child Support Services, and can provide helpful advice and insights into the process. Nottage & Ward is dedicated to protecting the rights of children and their families, and helping them achieve the best possible outcome.

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