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What takes place at child support hearings?

| Jan 19, 2016 | Child Support |

From child custody to visitation and providing children with the financial support they depend on, parents often have many legal matters to address after separating from their spouse or partner. However, child support can be especially complicated and emotionally draining, which is why parents who are dealing with any child support issues must be prepared. In Belleville, and across Illinois, parents who have court summons over child support may benefit from understanding what actually takes place at a child support hearing.

On ChildSupportIllinois.com, answers to a number of Illinois child support-related questions are provided. According to Child Support Services, some parents are obligated to be present at a child support hearing, where they will have to answer numerous questions. Hearings may be held in court, but the Department of Healthcare and Family Services also oversees some child support hearings. At hearings, people are asked various questions, depending on their individual circumstances. When paternity hasn’t been established, people may be asked questions related to the child’s conception. For cases involving financial support, people may be asked questions related to their finances such as income, employment status, whether or not they are married, how many children are involved in the case, their living costs, etc.

Although attending a child support hearing may seem overwhelming, it is crucial for people who are going through this to be thoroughly prepared and put their best foot forward. This information was written to shed light on child support hearings and is not a substitute for legal advice.

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