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For children to grow up as well-rounded people, they must receive love from their parents and be provided for. Parents, whether they are married or not, must make sure that their child’s needs are met as much as possible.

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When parents get separated or divorced, the responsibilities for providing for their children are divided by the court. Usually, one parent will be chosen to make payments to ensure that their child receives the care they need no matter who has custody over them. Courts determine the parents’ income, schedule, and custody agreements, and their child’s needs to determine how child support should be implemented.

Whether you are the one responsible for providing financial support to your children or the one receiving the child support obligation, our Hamel, IL family law firm at Davis and Associates, Attorneys at Law is here to support you. We can handle every aspect of your child support case, from determining your obligations to enforcing the order. Our Hamel child support attorneys are always ready to assist, and you can count on us to make the process easier to understand and follow.

Call Davis and Associates, Attorneys at Law at (618) 323-3831 for your Free Consultation with a Hamel Child Support Attorney!

Child Support Calculation

Although it is the responsibility of both parents to provide for their minor children, in most cases only one parent is required to make financial support payments to the other parent that will be used for their child’s needs.

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Generally, the parent who is granted custody of the child by the court will be the one who will be receiving the support payments. It is assumed that the custodial parents is already contributing to the needs of the child daily.

However, there are cases where the parent who has custody may have a higher income than the other parent and support payments may not be required. We will analyze your situation to see if you are the one who will be responsible for child support payments and identify what obligations you may have.

The court will look into the following to determine child support:

1. Monthly income of both parents
2. Financial benefits both parents have such as Social Security
3. Number of children that will be supported
4. If applicable, the amount paid for spousal support
5. Physical time spent by each parent during custodial nights
6. Care-related expenses such as school fees and health insurance

Many parents focus on the time-sharing aspect when it comes to their parental responsibility. However, parents should also focus on building a loving relationship with their children. The right financial support must be given to secure their child’s basic needs. It is also important that both parents shoulder their fair share of the responsibility and help their children as they become older. Our child support lawyers will focus on making sure that both parents contribute to their child’s well-being and there will be no delays.

If you are looking for a legal team who can help you obtain a child support order or help you understand all the aspects of child support responsibilities, Davis and Associates, Attorneys at Law can guide you through the process and fight for your rights and your child’s wellbeing.

Child Support Enforcement

Most child support obligations last until the child completes their high school education or when they turn 18, whichever comes later.

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However, the court may order support to be extended, especially if the child requires medical aid or has a disability that requires consistent care even when they are adults. Regardless of your child’s situation, if you are ordered by the court to provide child support, you are legally required to make full payments until the duration of the support is over.

If you are late in your child support payments, legal action can be enforced through wage garnishment, liens on your property or business, and even jail time. If you are the parent who has been awarded the support payments, you have the option to seek legal action if the payments do not come on time to meet your child’s needs.

Our Hamel child support attorneys will aggressively fight to ensure that all parties abide by the court’s orders and action is taken if there are any delays.

Child Support Modification

As your child grows older, you may need to adjust the child support you are providing to your children.

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There may also be other factors that would call for child support review and adjustment. Some of the factors that may warrant child support modification include a parent’s job loss or a change in their work schedule. Changes in the child’s health and needs may also warrant a change in support calculations.

Our child support lawyers will work alongside the Department of Child Support Services to help you understand the ins and outs of child support payments, modifications, and enforcement. We will work with the department to gather all the relevant information to ensure that any modifications are fair and reasonable, and with the best interests of the child at the fore. If there is any attempt from your child’s other parent to reduce their child support responsibility, we will investigate it carefully to ensure that rightful support is provided to your children.

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Hamel Child Support Attorney Davis LogoBeing able to support your child financially is the first step you need to make to build a lasting and healthy relationship with your children. By providing them with all the resources they need, you ensure that your children grow up safely and healthy. If your child sees that you are doing your best to provide them with their needs, they will know that you care for them and their future.

If you wish to request a child support order from your child’s other parent or require assistance to enforce or modify a child support order, our Hamel child support lawyers at Davis and Associates, Attorneys at Law are ready to help at any time.

Call Davis and Associates, Attorneys at Law at (618) 323-3831 for your Free Consultation with a Hamel Child Support Attorney!