Wage Garnishment and Support

Kane County Child Support Lawyer

Geneva IL child support lawyer

Serving DuPage County and Kane County Clients

In Illinois, child support can be collected through the garnishment of your wages and the child support laws offer guidelines for the amount of child support you should pay. The wage deduction laws (or wage garnishment laws) address the amount of monies that can be deducted from your net pay for court ordered child support or child support arrears. If you have issues with the garnishment of your check for child support, the wage garnishment attorneys at the The Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick & Associates can offer you experienced representation. Our Geneva, Illinois family law and divorce law firm has successfully resolved wage garnishment and child support issues for clients.

Wage Garnishment and Child Support in Illinois

The State of Illinois has long provided for the payment of court-ordered child support through automatic income withholding, since 1988. The designated amount that can be deducted from the payor’s paycheck without a court judgment is based on child support calculations as defined in the updated child support law which went into effect in July 2017. Under this law, child support payments are determined based on both parents' incomes, as well as their respective amounts of parenting time and parental responsibility.

If you fall behind in your child support payments, the custodial parent has the right to petition the courts for wage deductions that address the arrears. The State has the option of taking the arrears from other periodic payments or other income sources, such as unemployment benefits or workers’ compensation to bring child support delinquency payments current. When you do not have enough disposable income to cover all your child support obligations, the court can take as much of 50 to 65 percent of your disposable income and divide it among the children, according to what is owed for each.

Get Help with Matters of Wage Garnishment and Child Support

If child support payments or spousal support payments are in the arrears, if wage garnishments are posing a problem, The Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick & Associates can help. We can file petitions with the court to get your payments addressed. Since 1981 we have helped clients get support payments ordered by the courts, as well as those in the arrears. We know the hardships delinquent payments can cause for everyone involved.

Contact our office at 630-232-9700 for a discounted rate initial consultation. From our Geneva office we can accommodate wage garnishment clients throughout Illinois, including Kane, DuPage, McHenry, DeKalb, Kendall, Will, and Cook Counties.

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