Changes To Illinois Child Support Laws For 2017

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, attorney Kevin O’Flaherty of O’Flaherty Law discusses upcoming changes to Illinois Child Support Laws in 2017.

On August 12, 2016, Governer Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-0764, which will change the manner in which Illinois divorce courts calculate child support. The law will be effective on July 1, 2017 and will modify two sections of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“The IMDMA”), specifically 750 ILCS 5/505 and 750 ILCS 5/510.

According to the current child support law, which you can read about here, courts are directed to award as child support certain minimum percentages of the non-custodial parent’s net income, regardless of the income of the custodial parent. The new law replaces these minimum guidelines with an “income shares” model, which is already in use in most other states.

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