Child Support Attorneys in Kane County, Illinois

Child Support and Family Law
Custodial parents have one main concern when it comes to their child’s well-being: how to adequately provide for their child’s overall needs. In fact, it is one of the reasons why parents argue over child support payments. In the end, most families want what’s best for their child(ren).

Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C. represents people in need of understanding their rights in child support agreements. With more than 23 years of legal experience in a variety of areas, family law attorney Scott W. Sheen knows how to ensure his client’s best interests are protected.

If you have questions or concerns about receiving child support or the amount of child support you give needs to be modified in any way, contact Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C. to learn more. Call our office at 630-443-6200, Toll Free at 1 866 NO WORRY (669-6779), or via email at We are happy to answer any questions you may have about child support payments.

Calculating Illinois Child Support Payments

In Illinois, child support payments may be determined by many factors, but for the most part, the non-custodial parent will be expected to pay the following pages of their income based on the number of children there are in a family.

Parenting Time/Visitation

What are my rights to spend Parenting time/Visitation with my child(ren)?

Illinois Law provides parenting time/visitation with your child(ren) unless there is a hearing and the evidence proves that a parents exercise of parenting time would endanger the child(ren)’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health. There is a presumption in the law that both parents are fit.

Right of First Refusal

Do I have rights to see my child if the other party exercising parenting time is working or otherwise not present during that parties’ parenting time?

Yes. Many agreements define the amount of time the parent exercising parenting time would need to be away, such as 6, 8, 10, 12 hours, before that party would have to give the other party the option for them to have parenting time. You may be able to have the child during the time the other party is unavailable to exercise parenting time, but may need to provide all transportation of the minor child(ren).

Maintenance, Formally known as Alimony

The court can order maintenance to be paid from the other parties; income or property. The court shall consider relevant factors set out in 750 ILCS 5/504.

Modification of Maintenance

Can a Party Modify a Maintenance, Child Support, Educational Expense and Property Disposition?
Yes a court can modify a Maintenance, Child Support, Educational Expense and Property Disposition if a moving party shows there is a substantial change in circumstances or other statutory basis for doing so.

Child Support Laws in Illinois

750 ILCS 5/505: Child support; contempt; penalties
750 ILCS 5/602.7: Allocation of Parental Responsibilities: Parenting Time formally Visitation
750 ILCS 5/602.3: Care of Minor Children; Right of First Refusal
750 ILCS 5/603.10: Restriction of Parental Responsibilities