Family Law Lawyer Bloomington, IL
Family Law Lawyer Bloomington, IL
Many jurisdictions have so-called “child support calculators” on their websites. These calculators are designed to help parents understand what kind of payment schedule may be ordered at the conclusion of their child support case. As every jurisdiction employs different regulations and restrictions related to child support payments, these calculators can serve as valuable tools for parents who have questions about how much child support they may owe or receive based on their family’s unique situation. However, it is important to understand that the area of law that governs child support orders and modifications is both complex and nuanced. As a result, it is important to consult with an experienced Bloomington, Illinois family law lawyer from Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols about your situation before treating the results of your child support calculation research as definite. Exceptions to the rule may apply in your situation and making assumptions about your case before the context is taken into account can lead to negative consequences.
Child Support Calculators – The Basics
Depending on how your jurisdiction has set up its child support calculator, you may be asked to provide a wealth of information before your baseline child support award specifics are generated. If you have questions about the information you’re being asked to provide while using the calculator, don’t hesitate to connect with your Bloomington, IL family lawyer for guidance. You may be asked for your income information and for the income information of your child’s other parent. You may be asked how many nights annually your child spends with you vs. with his or her other parent. You may be asked about your various assets and about whether you and/or your child’s other parent already provide support for other minor children. Once this information is input into the system, you will be provided with the calculator’s estimation of how much you may owe or receive in regards to a new or modified child support order. However, it is worth repeating that exceptions to a calculator’s general rules may apply to your family’s situation. As a result, it is important to speak with a Bloomington, IL family law lawyer before making any assumptions based on your results.
Child Support Guidance Is Available
If you have questions about child support generally and/or child support calculators specifically, please do not hesitate to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Bloomington, IL family law lawyer today. Too often, individuals and families only seek legal representation when they find themselves in trouble. However, speaking with an attorney can serve as a valuable use of your time at any point that you have legal questions. In general, it is better to seek legal guidance proactively instead of making uninformed decisions and/or assumptions and then finding yourself compelled to seek the advice of an attorney after missteps have been made. Therefore, please consider connecting with an experienced Bloomington, IL family law lawyer today. Once your questions have been answered and your legal options clarified, you will be empowered to make the best (and truly informed) decision possible about your unique situation under the circumstances. Our firm has extensive experience handling all manner of child support issues, and we would be happy to speak with you about whatever is on your mind. We look forward to taking your call.