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Chicago IL Child Support Attorney

Chicago Child Support and Parentage/Paternity Attorneys

Lake County Parentage and Paternity Lawyer

Katz Law Office provides caring, informative, and experienced legal representation to clients in the Chicago community. We focus on providing skilled legal help to clients in simple language our clients understand. We are known for our dedication to protecting our client's legal rights and human rights.

Hablamos Español. We offer experienced legal advice in language you understand. Contact our family law attorneys to schedule an initial consultation.

Child Support: Determination After Divorce

When a child is born to married parents, the husband is presumed to be the child's father. As a result, when married parents divorce, the husband and wife have equal parental rights and responsibilities. Therefore, when child custody is determined in the divorce, child support will also be established. As an experienced family law firm, we can advise our clients of what to expect according to Illinois Child support guidelines.

However, it is common for allegations to arise in a contentious divorce. The husband may question whether he is truly the father. We can assist clients in a paternity action to determine paternity and reinforce parental rights or contest parental obligations.

Child Support: Determination for Unmarried Parents

When a child is born to unmarried parents, unless a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity is made at birth, the law views the child as having no legal father. Therefore, before child support can be established, it is necessary to proceed with a paternity/parentage action. Either party has a right to request a DNA test in a parentage complaint.

At Katz Law Office, we help clients file a parentage complaint in order to establish or contest paternity and address the resulting child support obligations according to Illinois guidelines.

Amount of Net Pay

NUMBER OF CHILDREN

PERCENTAGE OF NET INCOME TO CHILD SUPPORT

1

20%

2

28%

3

32%

4

40%

5

45%

6 or more

50%

Contact the experienced family law attorneys at Katz Law Office to take advantage of your initial consultation regarding your child support case. We are conveniently located on Cermak Road at Western Avenue, just 2 blocks south of the Western Avenue CTA Pink Line "El" stop.

Hablamos Español - Our Chicago lawyers speak fluent Spanish and can guide you throughout the legal process in plain language that you can understand.