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Illinois Child Support Attorney

In McHenry County and Kane County, child support is mandated by the State of Illinois. According to state guidelines, the courts are allowed to award child support payments to the custodial parent as follows:

20% of net income for one child
28% of net income for two children
32% of net income for three children
40% of net income for four children
45% of net income for five children
50% of net income for six or more children

While these statutory guidelines are the standard, they are not hard and fast. A judge may deviate from them, taking into account special circumstances like a windfall to the custodial parent or job loss of the non-custodial parent.

Disputes Over Child Support

At Thomas Law Office, most child support disputes are over the amount being paid by the non-custodial parent. Either that person feels he/she is paying too much or the other parent feels he/she is not receiving enough. Lawyer Colleen Thomas can handle both types of cases with skill and dependability.

In nearly 16 years as an attorney, Ms. Thomas has seen all of the tricks people use to try to misrepresent their income to get out of paying child support. She will thoroughly investigate bank records, credit card statements, income statements, bonuses and commissions to accurately calculate net income on which child support is based.

Sometimes, people will even forge financial documents (W-2s and self-employment reporting) to reduce their child support responsibility. Ms. Thomas can spot these types of scams and will subpoena employers and work with the courts to get you an accurate calculation.

Only an experienced attorney like Colleen Thomas at Thomas Law Office can give you an estimate as to what the outcome of your child support dispute will be. This can also save you time and money since you’ll have a realistic idea of what to fight for and what to accept. Call (847) 426-7990 or send an email to schedule a consultation for your case. We proudly represent clients in Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, Marengo, West Dundee, East Dundee, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Woodstock and Cary.