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Cook County Child Support Attorney

Pay Child Support Concept Written On NotepadParents have a legal obligation to provide for their children. At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, our Cook County child support attorneys go after parents who fail to contribute financially to their child’s care and well-being. Ranked as one of the Best Family Law Firms in the Chicago area by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, we can be trusted to help you get the support to which you and your child are entitled.

Defending Your Rights to Child Support

Single parents and those who are going through a divorce have a right to request that child support be ordered in their case. At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, our experience is that this type of legal action is often required in order to get a non-custodial parent to pay.

Even if you are on amicable terms with your former partner, our Cook County child support attorneys recommend getting an order to ensure payments continue in the future and that the proper amount of support is provided for your child. Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes (750 ILCS 5/505), child support is typically based on the following:

  • The amount of time the child spends with each parent;
  • Each parent’s income and earning potential;
  • Any special needs the child may have and the costs of providing for their expenses;
  • The amount needed to ensure the child enjoys the standard of living they would have had if the parents had remained together.

Making Sure Child Support is Paid

At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, obtaining a court order for support is the first step in providing for your child’s financial security. Once an order is issued, our Cook County child support attorney can help ensure it gets paid. We can request automatic deductions directly from the other parent’s paycheck. We can also enforce additional legal actions, which can help you recoup any past due amounts owed.

Illinois provides serious penalties for parents who fail to support their child. According to the Attorney General, these include:

  • Liens against real estate and personal property the parent owns;
  • Levies against assets and financial accounts;
  • Suspension of passports, driving privileges, and business licenses;
  • Automatic seizure of state or federal tax benefits.

Reach Out to Our Cook County Child Support Attorneys

At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we know how frustrating it is when your child does not receive the financial support he or she needs from the other parent. We are dedicated to holding these parents accountable, providing the legal representation you need to ensure payments are made. Call or contact our Cook County child support attorneys online and request a free consultation to see how we can help you today.  


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100 Saunders Rd.
Suite 150

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Suite 200

Lisle, IL 60532

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