Child Support Laws in Illinois are now Different
For the first time in thirty years, the child support laws have changed in the state of Illinois.
There are brand new laws in the state of Illinois regarding child support that you need to be aware of. If you are paying or receiving child support take a look at the old and new laws of our state.
Here is the old law -
- Calculated by taking the payor’s net income and applying a percentage according to the number of children as follows:
- One child: 20%
- Two children: 28%
- Three children: 32%
Here is the new child support law as of July 1st -
- Both parents incomes will be considered when calculating support total
- Both parents net income, using gross to net conversion chart
- Combine the net
- Figure out what percentages of the combined net income is represented by each parent’s net incomes
- The combined net income will be figured out using an income shares chart to set basic child support obligation
- Multiply the resulting number with the percentages for each parent
- The resulting numbers are each parent’s child support obligations