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Taking a look at child support modification

On Behalf of | Dec 22, 2015 | Child Support |

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When it comes to child support, modification is often possible when certain conditions are met. For example, some parents can’t afford to keep paying the child support they owe, while some custodial parents can’t cover the needs of a child. In Belleville, and across Illinois, parents who are struggling with problems related to child support may want to look into modification.

According to, there are a number of circumstances in which parents are able to modify a child support order. For example, child support orders are eligible for modification reviews every three years or upon significant changes in a child’s needs or a non-custodial parent’s circumstances. For parents who are considering modifying a child support order, understanding the factors that courts take into consideration with regard to child support modification is paramount.

On their site, the Illinois General Assembly outlines the factors courts use when making decisions related to the modification of child support orders. For example, courts will look at whether the earning ability of either party is presently impaired, or if impairment is anticipated in the future. Also, courts will consider the division of marital property after a divorce, any increases or decreases in either party’s income and any changes with regard to employment status, among other factors.

Whether a non-custodial parent loses his or her job or a custodial parent is trying to deal with significant changes concerning a child’s needs, there are many situations in which parents need to modify child support orders. For parents in this position, it is important to thoroughly review the details of their circumstances and approach the modification process properly.



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