This training covers calculation of child support in accordance with statutory guidelines and circumstances under which the court can deviate from those guidelines; obtaining support when the obligor's income is unknown; attendant benefits such as contributions to daycare expenses; when child support can be modified; and what to do when child support isn't paid.
This is an introductory course designed for attorneys with little or no family law experience, and is ideal for attorneys interested in volunteering with Prairie State's Borderless Pro Bono Family Law Program.
NOTE: On July 21, 2015, Governor Rauner signed into law the Parentage Act of 2015 and major revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). Both acts took effect January 1, 2016 and may affect custody, paternity, visitation and child support cases filed or pending on or after that date. This training covers the legal standards in effect through the end of 2015.