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Grounds for Child Support Modification

What are the Grounds for Child Support Modification in Illinois?

Are you having trouble keeping up with your child support obligations? Does your existing child support order no longer fit the reality of your financial situation? It may be possible to have your child support order modified if your situation aligns with the statutory grounds for child support modification.

In Gurnee and surrounding Illinois communities, you can turn to Gravel & Wechter P.C. for help with all of your child support needs, including modification and enforcement. We will provide you with the dedicated assistance you need as you sort through issues of importance for you and your children.

Grounds for Child Support Modification

In Illinois, a parent can file for modification of child support if they can demonstrate a substantial change in circumstances since the original child support order was entered. A substantial change in circumstances can include any of the following:

  • Change in the income of either parent
  • Change in expenses related to the care of the child
  • Change in the child’s needs
  • Change in the custody arrangement of the child
  • Change in the cost of living
  • Change in the availability of public assistance

If the court finds that there has been a substantial change in circumstances, they will enter an order that modifies the amount of child support payments. The court will always consider the best interest of the child when making a decision.

Get Help From an Experienced Family Law Attorney

When it comes to child support, it is important to make sure that your obligations are in alignment with your financial reality. To speak with an experienced lawyer about child support modification, call 847-813-7590 or submit a contact form today.