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, Hansen & Massino, 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.
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 Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, 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.
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, Hansen & Massino, 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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