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Joliet Child Support Modification

Joliet Child Support Modification

In Illinois, parents have a duty and an obligation to support their children. You have the right to seek a child support order through the court system, and in cases in which circumstances change, you also have the right to have this order modified. At Sabuco Beck, P.C., we can help guide you through this process. As experienced Joliet child support modification attorneys, we work to protect you and to ensure the proper amount is paid.

Legal Guidance You Can Count on in Seeking a Child Support Modification

Under the Illinois Statutes (750 ILCS 5/501), a judge may issue a child support order based on your child time-sharing agreement and any evidence in your case. Guidelines dictate how much you may be entitled to based on individual circumstances such as your income and the child’s financial needs. Once a child support order is in place, the paying parent can be held in contempt of court for failing to follow it or for falling behind on payments. Penalties include fines, driver’s license suspension, and a potential jail sentence.

A child support order can be changed or modified, provided the circumstances warrant it. According to the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services, a modification hearing can be requested for the following reasons:

  • At least three years have passed since the original order was issued or a modification review was scheduled;
  • There is a substantial change in the non-custodial or paying parent’s income, such as due to either a job loss or a promotion;
  • The original order does not include health care coverage for the child, which the non-custodial parent may be ordered to provide;
  • A written request for a modification review is submitted by either parent, their attorneys, or a social service agency.

At Sabuco Beck, P.C., our Joliet child support modification attorney can meet with you and go over the circumstances involved in your particular case. If a modification or review is warranted, we can file the appropriate legal documents and gather the evidence needed to support your claims.

Contact Our Joliet Child Support Modification Attorney Today

Child support is crucial to ensuring your child has what they need to thrive. If you have questions or concerns about an existing child support order, reach out and contact Sabuco Beck, P.C. today.  Request a consultation with our Joliet child support modification attorneys to discuss your case and the options which may be available.  

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