Establishing Child Support Awards

Whether you are likely to pay child support or receive it in Illinois, the final determination can have a major impact on your life. As a payer, if you are ordered to pay more than you can afford, it can create serious financial hardships in your life. As the receiver, if you are not awarded enough, providing for yourself and your child can become very difficult.

My name is Tom Gurewitz. I have been a family law attorney in the Waukegan area for more than 40 years, and I know the issues involved in the determination of child support. I will help you understand your rights and obligations throughout your support case, and assist with any modifications to support orders that may be available under the law.

Finding A Balanced Child Support Agreement

While child support in Illinois is typically based on guidelines enacted by the legislature, so it may be possible to deviate based on certain factors. As your lawyer, I will help you work through factors that are uniquely important to your family, including child support and other expenses not covered by child support:

  • Day care costs
  • Insurance costs for your child
  • Medical care
  • Education costs, including college tuition

This is an extremely important part of your case, as it can be very challenging to revisit prior child support orders once they have been entered. You will have to show a significant change in circumstances in order to modify the award. I will carefully walk you through the options that are available to you to help you get things right the first time.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

To discuss your support situation with me in a free consultation, please call my office at 847-693-7371, or contact me online. We are located across from the Lake County Courthouse and offer parking behind our building.