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Chicago area Child and Spousal Support Attorney

Child & Spousal Support

If you are seeking support for your children or yourself to help stabilize the lifestyle you established during a marriage, the Law Offices of James M. Chesloe of La Grange, Illinois can help. Working as a sole practitioner gives James M. Chesloe the opportunity to get personally connected to the needs of each client and gain a depth of understanding unmatched by larger firms.

At the Law Offices of James M. Chesloe in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, you will get personalized service and a knowledgeable legal advocate to help you and your children through this challenging time. If you are going through a divorce and need help with estimating child support payments, James M. Chesloe can help. Additionally, if you are seeking a payment modification, our firm can advise you on the best legal approach to help you get what you need.

Child Support in Illinois

Parents are at liberty to agree on child support amounts and frequency and establish a legal agreement with the help of an attorney. If they cannot come to an agreement, they may seek a judge’s determination.

In Illinois, child support is enforced by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Division of Child Support. Payments are processed and delivered through a state-based disbursement unit. Child support payments through the State are not automatic; they must be applied for. Payments are based on several factors:

  • Ability to locate the non-custodial parent
  • Establishment of paternity
  • Calculations governed by Illinois laws

According to 750 ILCS (Illinois Compiled Statutes) 5/505, the following guidelines are used to determine the minimum support payment amount:

  • One child – 20% of net income
  • Two children – 28% of net income
  • Three children – 32% of net income
  • Four children – 40% of net income
  • Five children – 45% of net income
  • Six or more children – 50% of net income

There are exceptions to these amounts based on the best interests of the child. James M. Chesloe knows how to help you determine what is needed to obtain the best possible financial situation for you and your child. His experience representing clients in family law matters in Cook, DuPage and Will counties give him a well-rounded approach to child support advocacy.

Advocating for Spousal Support for Clients in Illinois

If you are seeking spousal support or alimony, you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side. James M. Chesloe will work to keep your financial picture clear, secure and equitable. If divorce has impacted your lifestyle and you are facing financial challenges, our firm will work to help you obtain the alimony you need as quickly as possible. James M. Chesloe will personally review the matter and is able to assist with pre-divorce and post-divorce financial agreements for spousal support.

Contact La Grange family law attorney James M. Chesloe for experienced representation in your child and spousal support case.

The Law Offices of James M. Chesloe serves clients in Willow Springs, Western Springs, Brookfield, La Grange, Countryside, Hickory Hills, Lyons, Westchester, Stickney, Oak Lawn, and throughout Chicagoland as well as in Cook, DuPage and Will counties.

For a free initial consultation, call 708-579-5353 or Email me today.

James M. Chesloe, LTD, represents clients throughout Illinois, including those in the cities of La Grange, Chicago, La Grange Park, Brookfield, Berwyn, Countryside, Willow Springs, Western Springs, Willowbrook, Indian Head Park, Riverside, North Riverside, Lyons, Westchester and other Western Chicago suburbs as well as the greater counties of Cook, Will and DuPage.
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