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 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 attorneys Jim Zuba and Collin Evans 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. Collin has the requisite litigation experience to address any child support issue in court.

Child Support Orders and Deviation

Child support is intended to provide for the living expenses of the children of divorce. Pursuant to a recent change in the child support law, the income of both parents is now taken into account. But loopholes can unintentionally benefit the other parent to your financial detriment. Normally, support is granted to the primary custodian. The amount is based on the income of both parents, the number of children and the number of overnights the children spend with each parent.

In Winnebago County, the standard practice of the courts is to award child support to the custodial parent based upon statutory calculations that take into account the income of both parents. 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)

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

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