There are many parents in Illinois who have children with a person from whom they are divorced or were never married to in the first place. In these situations child support becomes an issue. It is in the best interest of the child to have parents paying child support to ensure that their financial needs are being met. When child support is not being paid it is the child who often suffers the most.
Child support in Illinois is determined by using the child support guidelines, which were previously discussed on our blog. These guidelines can be complicated and there are many variables. However, ultimately based on the values assigned to a formula, the amount of child support can be estimated.