Legal Question in Family Law in Illinois

When going to court for child support as a father, do judges consider if a father has full custody of a child or children already into the support order.

Asked on 5/01/13, 3:44 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jonathan Shimberg SHIMBERG and CROHN, P.C.

The statute only allows deduction for a prior support order, so that him having custody is not a basis for a deduction. One may argue a deviation from guidelines because of the custody, but many judges will not do so,

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Answered on 5/01/13, 5:58 pm

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