In the State of Illinois, your child support order, as entered by the court, can be modified if the reason for the modification is a substantial change in circumstances, if your child has experienced a substantial change in his or her healthcare needs, or if your child support amount deviates substantially from the state’s child support guidelines. The most common basis, however, is a substantial change in circumstances from the time the order was issued.
If your financial situation – or your children’s other parent’s financial situation – has changed substantially, a child support modification may be in order. When it comes to issues related to child support, it’s always in you and your children’s best interests to consult with an experienced Joliet family law attorney.
Succinctly identifying what constitutes a substantial change in circumstances is difficult to do, and the court has wide discretion in the matter. There are, however, some basic categories that commonly apply, including:
If you believe you are entitled to a child support modification, the dedicated family law attorneys at Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino in Joliet have wide-ranging experience successfully guiding case’s like yours toward optimal resolutions. We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
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