Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth Child Support Lawyers

Child support is a very difficult issue to litigate in many cases, especially in the Illinois and Texas family law courts. If you are in the middle of a divorce or are unmarried and have separated from the other parent of your child or children, it may be time to meet with a child support lawyer. Being proactive and learning what your options are in these types of situations is an important step that will directly affect your child’s wellbeing and future. Receiving the appropriate amount of child support from the other parent will ensure your kids have everything they need to be successful in the absence of a two-parent family. Regardless of whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, meeting with a family law attorney is something to consider. Understanding how child support works in your state and having someone by your side to represent your needs and best interests is critical. At Toro Law, we understand how difficult and emotionally challenging child support cases can be, which is why we are here for our clients. Every case is unique, and we will do everything we can to not only lend our legal expertise but make sure you and your children are taken care of.

Our lawyers can help parents throughout Illinois and Texas navigate the legal system, and if you are the custodial parent, make sure you have the financial support to provide for your child or your children. If you are the non-custodial parent, we will work with you to make sure the child support you are paying is in accordance with your state’s laws. Whichever situation you are in, contact Toro Law today and schedule an appointment.

Calculating Child Support in Illinois

In Illinois, there are specific child support guidelines in place that govern the amount of child support that one parent must pay the other. The amount of child support is based on the percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income. Here is how the percentage breakdown works when calculating child support payments in Illinois:

  • 20% for one child
  • 28% for two children
  • 32% for three children
  • 40% for four children
  • 45% for five children
  • 50% for six or more children

Illinois has one of the oldest and simplest child support formulas in the United States. If you have questions about this or would like to discuss your case with one of our lawyers, please do not hesitate to contact Toro Law today.

Calculating Child Support in Texas

In Texas, calculating child support is a little more complicated. You take the total income of the non-custodial parent, subtract money paid for social security taxes, federal income taxes, union days, and how much is needed to cover the child’s health insurance. You then divide this number (the net income) by 12 to get the net monthly income. With this number in mind, the percentage breakdown of child support is as follows:

  • 20% for one child
  • 25% for two children
  • 30% for three children
  • 35% for four children
  • 40% for five children

To learn more about the child support laws in your state, contact experienced child support attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law immediately to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.