Child support is a major issue that comes up in virtually all Illinois divorce cases involving minor children and almost every parentage case. Over the course of the eighteen (plus) years before the child’s emancipation and the possible obligation for post-high school education, tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars may be at stake. Illinois law changed dramatically in 2017 when Illinois adopted the income sharing model regarding child support. Illinois child support law considers the income of both parents in determining the child support obligation. In addition to the income of each parent, a factor is the parenting time measured based upon the number of overnights by each parent.
The Gitlin Law Firm has been at the forefront of educating lawyers on the new law including:
- Comprehensively updating the book, Gitlin on Divorce, to include the rewrite to Illinois child support laws; and
- Educating lawyers regarding the new law including lecturing and moderating for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
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