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McHenry, Illinois

Child Support

During a divorce, spouses may not agree on much – but both can openly agree that they want what is best for their children. That said, it’s not an easy process. Without an experienced attorney to guide you through each step, the result can be far from what you expect.

How Does Child Support Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, the requirements for child support are fairly straightforward: if one parent has a child for more than 146 nights per year, that parent will receive child support from the other parent.

This means that one or both parents could end up paying child support.

If one parent has the children for more than 219 nights per year, that parent will receive child support.

If, on the other hand, both parents have the children for at least 146 nights per year, each will receive child support from the other parent for the number of nights they have the child.

There are other guidelines in place, and unless the court finds a good reason not to follow them, they will be adhered to.


While child support may be fairly straightforward (at least as far as divorce law goes), it’s closely tied to your child custody agreement and child custody agreement can be very complex. Without an experienced lawyer by your side, you may end up missing details or making legal mistakes that could cost you valuable parenting time with your child and the ability to help make decisions for their welfare.

Before you enter into any sort of agreement regarding the support or custody of your children, please talk with an attorney who focuses on these types of matters. It really can make all the difference in the outcome – and in your children’s futures.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we’ve been helping families in McHenry and Lake Counties work through child support and custody cases for decades. We are ready to bring our experience to the table for you, and we’re committed to helping you navigate the details of your case.

Our goal is to help you protect your family.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we care about our clients. Our team is dedicated to guiding you through each step of your case. We listen, we answer your questions, and we return your phone calls. Our entire team is here to help make sure you get the support and resources you deserve.

When you call, a member of our team will take your information and get you scheduled for a consult with an attorney. During your consult, the attorney will listen to your situation, answer any questions, and help you create an action plan to move forward.

Why Should You Hire Diamond Divorce Law?

Divorce can involve a lot of stress and anxiety, often bringing up painful and intimate issues.
Your attorney is your ally, friend, and legal advocate, and selecting the right lawyer will make a world of difference in the outcome of your divorce.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we bring together decades of family law experience to provide you with the guidance and support needed to resolve your divorce.

Communication is an art, and we take the time to really listen to what you have to say. We will ask you about your personal and financial goals and help you create a plan to achieve them while protecting your rights and interests every step of the way.

Our legal team includes family lawyers who are skilled in litigation and negotiation, Illinois divorce law, and trial law. From simple uncontested matters to complex cases that are headed for the courtroom, our attorneys are ready to serve you and get you the closure you are looking for.

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