One of the biggest concerns people have when considering divorce is how long child support payments last. When you go through a divorce, your legal team at The Law Offices of Robert B. Buchanan can represent you and ensure that you get what you deserve for your children. In general, child support payments last until your children turn 18 years old or until they graduate from high school.
This applies even if you and your ex-spouse remarry and/or have additional children together. Sometimes, the court will require that payments continue for a child’s college education or training after they turn 18 or leave school. Before any decisions are made, it is important to discuss all aspects of child support with your legal team, ensure that what has been agreed upon is reasonable under the circumstances. Contact our law firm today at (312) 757-4833 to receive the legal help and guidance that can help you through your divorce.
What Factors Can Extend My Child Support Payments?
Some Illinois courts will extend the length of child support payments if your ex-spouse cannot get a job or is underemployed for an extended period of time and is unable to meet their support obligations. In this case, the support-paying parent will have to continue paying until they have paid off their balance. Additionally, if your child has special needs or is attending college, your child support payments may continue. Each case is different so it is important to consult with our legal team to determine how long your payments will last.
How Can a Divorce Lawyer Assist Me With Child Support Concerns During a Divorce?
Our legal team at The Law Offices of Robert B. Buchanan can assist you with all aspects of your child support concerns during a divorce. We offer free consultations to discuss what our attorneys may be able to do for you and your children. During this time, we can review the facts of your case and any other relevant information that will help us better represent you in court.
Don’t let any type of family law matter get in the way of achieving what is best for yourself and your loved ones. Whether you need to modify your child support agreement or understand what factors play into determining the length of your child support, reach out to our divorce law firm today to get the answers you need.
What Should I Look for in a Divorce Lawyer?
When considering a divorce lawyer, you should look for someone who is familiar with the local court systems and is available to represent your best interests. A skilled divorce attorney can help you navigate through negotiations and reach a settlement that benefits everyone involved in an amicable manner. Contact The Law Offices of Robert B. Buchanan today at (312) 757-4833 for compassionate and strong representation for your divorce.