Child support orders are a vital component of family law, ensuring that children receive the financial support they need from both parents. At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, we understand the importance of enforcing these orders to hold parents accountable for their obligations. In this blog, we will provide insight into child support orders and how a family law attorney can assist in their enforcement.
Child support amounts are determined based on an “income sharing” model, taking into consideration the income of both parents and the number of overnights each parent has with the children. This calculation ensures that the financial responsibility is shared equitably between the parents. The objective is to provide for a child’s education as well as their physical, mental, and emotional needs.
Enforcing child support orders involves various methods that the Illinois Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) utilizes to collect unpaid child support. Some of these mechanisms include:
A family law attorney plays a pivotal role in enforcing child support orders and ensuring the welfare of the child. We are experienced in navigating complex family law matters and can provide invaluable assistance in making sure the child support orders are complied with. We can help in preparing necessary legal paperwork, representing the custodial parent in court, aid in negotiating with the non-compliant parent, and provide guidance on the next steps if payments are not being made. Moreover, in situations where circumstances have changed, we can assist in petitioning the court for modifications to the child support order to better reflect the current financial situation.
At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, we are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring the best possible outcome for your child. If you’re facing challenges with enforcing a child support order or you have questions about any aspect of family law, we’re here to help. Don’t navigate these challenging waters alone – reach out to us for a consultation today and take the first step towards achieving financial security for your child.
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