Illinois Daycare and Child Support Attorney
Geneva, Illinois Family Law Attorney Serving DuPage and Kane Counties
The complexities of divorce negotiations and legal proceedings can be wearing on both parties, especially when child support has to be settled. It is an immense challenge for divorcing or separating parents to agree on the best terms for supporting the needs of their children, even in less contentious cases. This can true in areas that require extra or optional expense, such as daycare. If you are seeking the cost of daycare for dependent children or want to challenge a daycare expense order, an experienced daycare and child support lawyer can offer options and considerations for arriving at a fair determination in your case. The Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick resolve daycare support and child support cases expeditiously. We want the best results for our clients in any family law, divorce, and child custody cases, in Geneva and throughout Kane and DuPage Counties.
Financial Support for Daycare in St. Charles, Elgin, and Batavia
Since Illinois law does not address preschool and daycare support specifically, if a judge deems it appropriate for the child’s well being and the custodial situation, daycare is assessed in addition to child support. Often the court may consider adding on the cost of a child’s daycare as an obligatory expense when it is needed to accommodate the custodial parent’s employment.
The divorce court judge has some discretion in addressing the extent of the division of costs between the custodial and non-custodial parents. This may not be 50/50. The judge may consider the financial resources of each spouse and their ability to contribute to daycare expense, and make a daycare expense distribution ruling based on each spouse’s financial standing and ability to pay. Sometimes, rather than making daycare an extra expense in addition to child support, the judge may increase the non-custodial parents support order to provide for the costs.
The daycare expense, if ordered, should be clear and specific, with terms and conditions understood by each party; whether you pay directly to the daycare or to the custodial parent, and for how long. At the Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick, we can help you resolve financial support issues related to daycare or preschool by:
- Preparing you to negotiate daycare expense in a divorce and child custody case;
- Reviewing or seeking modification of a daycare support award;
- Assessing the cost of daycare in relation to the financial resources of each party;
- Petitioning the courts to collect delinquent or arrears daycare expense; and
- Ending a daycare support provision.
Contact Our Law Offices for Effective Child Support Representation
The knowledgeable daycare and child support team in the Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick provides effective and affordable advice and counsel. We are recognized for years of effective daycare and child support, divorce, and family law representation. We can accommodate clients throughout Illinois. Contact us today.