Child support is a key issue in divorce and parentage cases involving minor children. Often tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake. Illinois law changed dramatically in 2017 when Illinois adopted the income-sharing model. Illinois child support law considers the income of both parents in determining the child support obligation. In addition, the court considers how parenting time is allocated between the parents. More simply put,m Illinois law considers the number of overnights by each parent.
The Gitlin Law Firm has been at the forefront of educating lawyers on child support law in Illinois. This includes:
- Comprehensively updating the book, Gitlin on Divorce.
- The 2023-24 Fifth Edition to Gitlin on Divorce includes an in depth analysis of the Illinois child support laws;
- You can find further information regarding child support in Illlinois on this website;
- Educating lawyers regarding Illinois child support law including lecturing and moderating for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
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