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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_525426424.jpgChildren are the top priority in every divorce case. For this reason, Illinois divorce law offers various options to help parents receive the child support payments they need to provide for their children and allow them to live the high quality of life they deserve.

Although some parents trust their ex-spouse to make direct child support payments, others do not and rely on wage garnishment to collect their payments.

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llinois divorce lawyersIndividuals who may be eligible for alimony or child support tend to assume that they must wait until their divorce is complete to receive any form of financial relief. Thankfully, this is not the case; depending on the circumstances, divorcing parties may be eligible for temporary support. Learn more about the measures that can improve your current financial situation, even if your divorce is still pending, and discover how an experienced divorce lawyer can help.

Temporary Child Support

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DuPage County child support lawyersIf you have a pending divorce or child support case in the state of Illinois, you may have already heard the news: Child support, which was once calculated using a percentage-based formula in Illinois, is now being configured using an income-shares model. What does all this terminology mean, and how might it affect the outcome of your family law case? Learn the answers to these questions, and discover what an experienced family law attorney can do for you in your child support case or divorce, with help from the following information.

How the New Income-Shares Model Works

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More Changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act are on Their Way!

The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was rewritten last year and became effective January 1, 2016. Less than a year later, more changes are already on their way, intended to "clean up" the Act. 

Although not effective yet, stay tuned for the following changes: 

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Yet another change to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act taking effect on January 1, 2016 is with regards the definition of what constitutes "net income" for purposes of child support calculation.  Starting on January 1, 2016 obligors paying child support will be able to deduct student loan payments that they are making.  This is a big and an important change for both parents as student loan payments can, and often are, significant.  In addition to that change in the definition of "net income", we are also expecting additional changes later next year. 

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