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Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
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58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432
815-666-1285
15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-733-5350

Joliet Child Support Lawyers

Attorneys for Family Law Matters in Will County

In determining how much child support a parent must pay, the courts will apply a mathematical formula based on how much both parents made in the past, what their income is now and what it will likely be in the future. In an economy like the one we have today, the calculation can get complicated.-Attorney Barbara Morton

FAMILY LAW ALERT: On July 1, 2017, Illinois family laws had a major update. Read more about how child support calculations were affected.

At the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. in Plainfield, we handle child support matters for couples of all kinds and at all levels of income and assets. Regardless of the custody arrangement, it is vitally important to ensure that your child has the support and resources he or she needs and deserves.

At the same time, child support is not a way for one parent to punish the other. It is not about making it impossible for the parent paying child support to have a reasonable lifestyle. It's about doing what is fair and right and keeping the child's best interests at the forefront of the conversation.

When you contact us regarding a child support matter, you will have an opportunity to work with an attorney who has more than 10 years of experience in the negotiation, mediation and litigation of complex family law disputes. Our firm can help you ensure that your child receives adequate support by coming to an arrangement that is fair and workable in the long run.

What If a Parent Tries to Shirk Responsibility to Pay Child Support?

If the parent who is to pay child support quits his or her job or takes a less well-paying job in order to avoid the obligation to pay, the courts will almost certainly take a hard look at the prior earning history and order support that reflects earning capacity rather than current income. And if a parent refuses to pay court-ordered child support, we can aggressively pursue an enforcement action.

In today's economy, the high unemployment rate makes this situation more complicated. The standard child support guidelines sometimes do not result in a fair outcome. Sometimes a parent is simply not in a position to pay the level of support the child deserves. It is vitally important to ensure that both sides are being fair, honest and reasonable regarding the need for support and the ability to pay.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

To discuss your situation with an experienced Illinois lawyer serving clients in Will County, Grundy County, Kendall County and beyond, contact our Plainfield office near Plainfield today. We can help you seek a fair child support agreement whenever possible and can aggressively litigate the matter if necessary.

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58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432
815-666-1285

15300 S. Route 59, Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-733-5350