Under Illinois law, both parents have a duty to provide financial support for their child(ren). On July 1, 2017, Illinois’ Child Support law changed to an “Income Shares” model. Under the “Income Shares Model”, both parties’ incomes and the number of overnights each parent has with the minor child(ren) are used to determine child support.
Although child support typically ends when a child reaches 18 years of age or graduates from high school, whichever is later, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, in the event that a child is mentally and/or physically disabled, child support may continue beyond the child’s 18th year or graduation from high school.
At Strategic Divorce, we understand that the amount of child support which a client will receive or be required to pay can have a major impact on their financial future. Our child support attorneys will advise you as to your child support rights or obligations under the Illinois Income Shares Law.