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Can I Modify a Child Support Order Because of the New 2017 Child Support Statute?

DuPage County Attorneys Examine if New Law Will Affect You

On July 1, 2017, Illinois law will be changing its model in which it calculates the child support payment amount. Just because the law is changing does not exactly mean that your already-existing child support obligation can be modified. At Davi Law Group, LLC, we can look further into your situation to see that seeking modification is something feasible for you.

In order to be granted modification for your current child support payment situation, you will have to provide reasoning and evidence to the court that there has been a substantial change to your financial circumstances. That change must have nothing to do with the fact that the new law has changed the formula for calculating the child support amount. Under this new approach, Illinois will be calculating the combined net income of both parents instead of a percentage of one parent.

The statute will also include a calculation for parents who fall into the category of "split care" or "shared parenting." If the parents have the child for 146 or more overnight visits (40%) out of the year, the obligation that would be determined for child support would be multiplied by 1.5. Even though some of these calculations may seem easy to understand on the surface, they can grow to be quite complicated. That is where one of our attorneys can come into play.

Contact Our Wheaton Child Support Lawyers

At Davi Law Group, LLC, we have experienced legal minds ready to represent you if you believe that you have a case to modify your child support payment or any other family law matters that can come up. We have multiple offices that can be found in Wheaton, Chicago, Joliet, and Warrenville, which has allowed us to aid clients in many counties including Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, and Will. Call us at (630) 580-6373 to set up your appointment today.

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Warrenville Office
Address28371 Davis Parkway
Suite 103
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone(630) 657-5052
Fax(888) 350-9195
Wheaton Office
Address1776 S. Naperville Road
Building A, Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
Phone(630) 580-6373
Fax(888) 350-9195
Chicago Office
Address321 N. Clark Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone(312) 985-5676
Fax(888) 350-9195
Joliet Office
Address58 N. Chicago Street
7th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone(815) 582-4901
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Davi Law Group, LLC handles family law, estate planning and real estate matters for clients in Chicago and throughout the western suburbs including DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Kendall County and Cook County and the cities of Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Joliet, Kendall County, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Park, Oak Brook, Oswego, Park Ridge, Roselle, St. Charles, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Woodridge and Yorkville, Illinois.
Warrenville Office
Address28371 Davis Parkway, Suite 103, Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone(630) 657-5052
Fax(888) 350-9195
Wheaton Office
Address1776 S. Naperville Road, Building A, Suite 105, Wheaton, IL 60189
Phone(630) 580-6373
Fax(888) 350-9195
Chicago Office
Address321 N. Clark Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone(312) 985-5676
Fax(888) 350-9195
Joliet Office
Address58 N. Chicago Street, 7th Floor,
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone(815) 582-4901
Fax(888) 350-9195
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