The legal establishment of child support arrangements does not necessarily prohibit changes from being made in the future. Illinois state and federal family law guidelines account for changes in income and other factors that can impact child support payments. Consequently, it is important for custodial and noncustodial parents alike to be aware of when and how their case may be subject to child support modification.
As the national economy continues to struggle and millions of people in Illinois face serious financial challenges, many are not able to keep up with even their regular monthly bills. As a result, countless families are contending with child support issues. Fortunately, there are options for parents dealing with such complications and hardships to help ensure that they and their children receive the financial support they deserve.