Fair Financial Support For Your Child

Your child has a legal right to receive child support from both parents after a divorce.

Are you embroiled in a dispute over determinations of appropriate levels of child support? Paying too much? Receiving too little? An experienced family lawyer can work hard to help you find solutions to these often-stressful financial issues.

In DuPage County and Chicago's suburbs, that experienced lawyer is Debra Braselton of The Law Firm of Debra J. Braselton, P.C., in Oakbrook Terrace.

Ms. Braselton practices divorce and family law exclusively — and with excellence. She believes that despite any family disagreement, lifelong relationships built through marriage can still be honored and preserved, particularly in cases where children are involved.

Experienced, Responsive Representation For Your Illinois Child Support Issues

Child support is intended to pay for more than just food and clothing. Child support is also intended to provide for a child’s housing, transportation and the many other day-to-day things a child needs.

In July of 2017, the State of Illinois made significant changes to its child support law. Under the prior child support law, the amount of child support was calculated using a percentage of the non-custodial parent's income and the number of children. The new Illinois child support law uses an income-sharing model that considers each parent's income, the financial needs of the child and the amount of parenting time each parent has with the child.

In addition to each parent’s basic child support obligation, both parents are often required to contribute additional funds for the child’s medical insurance, medical expenses not covered by insurance, day care, educational expenses and extracurricular activities.

Downers Grove Child Support Modifications Attorney

Child support is always modifiable. A child support order entered at the time of a divorce will almost always need to be revised every few years. When a child’s needs change and the parents’ incomes change, a modification of child support is necessary. Conversely, if a parent's income decreases, a decrease in child support may be appropriate.