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New Method for Calculating Child Support Beginning July 1, 2017

A major change in Illinois law on the methods to calculate child support will become effective July 1, 2017. One of the lead drafter’s of this new child support legislation, Margaret Bennett, shared her thoughts on the new income shares method in her Article in the December 2016, ISBA Bar Journal. The new child support statute considers the income of both parents and the cost/expenditures of the child(ren).

Ms. Bennett currently serves as the Chair of the Child Support Advisory Committee for the State of Illinois and is the Co-Chair of the Child Support Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council. She will be speaking at the following engagements to educate Illinois attorneys on this new income shares method:

-May 11, 2017: Kane County Bar Association’s 2017 Family Law Seminar

-May 12, 2017: Winnebago County Bar Association Seminar

-May 16, 2017: Will County Bar Association Seminar

-May 18, 2017: Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Chicago

-June 9, 2017: Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Bloomington

-June 14, 2017: Lake County Bar Association Seminar

If you would like to know more about this new child support statue, please contact Margaret Bennett at (630) 573-8800 or to schedule an appointment.


Reprinted with permission of the Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 103 #12, December 2016. Copyright by the Illinois State Bar Association.