Income Sharing became the law in Illinois effective July 1, 2017. Pub. Act 100-15, had been alternatively called a technical corrections act but it does much more than provide technical corrections. Accordingly, I referred to it as a “trailer bill” to the original income shares legislation. The trailer bill dramatically differs in several respects from the original legislation. I had written, “The hope and anticipation is that the trailer bill will be signed into law prior to the effective date of the currently drafted income shares legislation. In that way only was Illinois be able to provide greater predictability regarding child support awards.” In fact, the trailer bill was signed into law one day before the effective date to provide just this clarity.
It is critical for Illinois family lawyers to understand in detail the provisions of Pub. Act 100-15. For a clean copy of the technical corrections, legislation click on the following link: Income Shares Technical Correctionsa.
Gunnar J. Gitlin