Ensuring Fair Treatment In Financial Support Orders

Child support is determined by Illinois state guidelines, but that doesn't mean you don't need a qualified attorney to represent your interests. Zuba & Associates, P.C., can properly compute the net income subject to child support and examine whether you qualify for a deviation from the standard determination and can ensure that child support is properly determined.

Rockford, Illinois, child support attorney James T. Zuba have represented hundreds of clients in Winnebago County and northern Illinois in hearings to determine the correct amount of child support, as well as child support modification at a later date. As a former CPA, Jim is uniquely qualified to advise clients and the family court about relevant financial issues.

Child Support Orders and Deviation

Child support is intended to provide for the living expenses of the children of divorce. But loopholes can unintentionally benefit the other parent to your financial detriment. Normally, support is granted to the primary custodian. The amount is a percentage of the non-custodial parent's income, based on a formula that considers certain statutory deductions, the non-custodial parent's income, and the number of children.

In Winnebago County, the standard practice of the courts is to award child support to the custodial parent based upon certain statutory percentages applied to the non-custodial parent's net income. Presumably, then, each parent's child-rearing expenses would be similar. A deviation in child support may be in order when one parent is a high wage earner and the standard percentage would be a windfall to the other parent.

Our finance and litigation background also enables Zuba & Associates, P.C. to uncover all the tricks used to disguise actual income:

  • Self-employment (underreported earnings)
  • Employment by a family member (undeclared income)
  • High withholding on W-2's to create a false sense of take-home pay

We use sophisticated software and other tools to arrive at the true statutory net income and keep the other parent honest in child support determination.

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