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How is the amount of child support determined in Illinois?

Chicago, IL family law attorney Michael Lodermeier explains how the amount of child support is determined in Illinois?

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child support
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under illinois law has recently changed
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and i mean recent it was in
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roughly three years ago a little over
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three years ago that they changed
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the way we calculate support in illinois
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from a straight percentage
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of the payer’s income to including both
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parents income and so it’s called the
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shared income approach
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it’s not necessarily a formula anymore
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but
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the way it’s done is you take both
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net incomes of the parties you combine
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them you come to
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a total combined net income of the
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parties
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that combined net income goes into a
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chart
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and that chart has been developed by a
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company out of colorado
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that has looked at the census data and
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other pieces of data that talk about
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what a household spends on their
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children
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given the overall net income of that
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household and so that chart has
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a specific dollar amount based upon how
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many children you have
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and what your net income is and that box
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that has that number in it the payer
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will pay their percentage of the net
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income
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of that number so if somebody has 60
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of the net income they’ll pay 60 of that
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number
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if they have 40 of that nut they’ll pay
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40
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of that number and if you’re in illinois
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and you’re looking to find out what your
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child support obligation may be
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i direct people to the illinois
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department of health and family services
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and they have a child support calculator
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that’s very easy to use to give yourself
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an idea
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of what your support might be

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