Receiving the Child Support Your Children Deserve After a Divorce Many people are worried about whether or not they’re going to be entitled to child support in a divorce situation. Under Illinois law, you’re entitled to receive child support if your minor children are actually living with you. The amount of child support that you’re entitled to in the state of Illinois depends on how many kids you have.

The more kids you have, the larger percentage is going to be taken out of the check of the other parent. That’s right. The money comes out of the other person’s paycheck. It’s not discretionary, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not the other parent is going to feel like sending you a check that month, and you don’t have to be waiting to see if they’re actually going to write that check and send you a check that month in the mail.

If the other parent who is paying child support is an employee, their employer is going to  be required to withhold child support just like they’re required to withhold taxes from their paycheck. That money will be sent to the state and the state will send the check to you. That way you don’t have to be worried every month wondering when and if your child support check is actually going to come.   

Carol O'Connor Cadiz
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