NEW CHILD SUPPORT LAW CALCULATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017
SUPPLEMENTAL TABLES AT THE BOTTOM
This information is taken directly from Illinois Compiled Statutes 750 ILCS 5/505
NEW BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION
1. Determine each parents’ monthly NET income
2. Add the parents’ monthly net income together to determine the combined monthly net income of the parents.
3. Select the corresponding appropriate amount from the schedule of basic child support obligations based on the parties’ combined monthly net income and number of children of the parties.
4. Calculate each parent’s percentage share of the basic child supportobligation
**Although a monetary obligation is computed for each parent as child support, the receiving parent’s share is not payable to the other parent and is presumed to be spent directly on the child.
SHARED PHYSICAL CARE MODEL (146+ OVERNIGHTS)
1. If each parent exercises 146 or more overnights per year with the child, the basic child support obligation is multiplied by 1.5 to calculate the shared care child support obligation.
2. The court shall determine each parent’s share of the shared care child support obligation based on the parent’s percentage share of combined net income.
3. The child support obligation is then computed for each parent by multiplying that parent’s portion of the shared care support obligation by the percentage of time the child spends with the other parent.
4. The respective child support obligations are then offset, with the parent owing more child support paying the different between the child supportamounts.
SPLIT PHYSICAL CARE
When there is more than one child and each parent has physical care of at least one but not all of the children the support is calculated by using 2child support worksheets to determine the support each parent owes the other.
1. Compute the support the first parent would owe to other parent as if the child in his or her care was the only child of the parties
2. Computer the support the other parent would owe to the first parent as if the child in his or her care were the only child of the parties
3. Subtract the lesser support obligation from the greater.
4. The parent who owes the greater obligation shall be ordered to may the difference in support to the other parent, unless the court determines, pursuant to other provisions of this section, that it should deviate from the guidelines.
**** THIS IS ONLY FOR SUPPORT AND DOES NOT INCLUDE HEALTHCARE OBLIGATIONS THAT MAY BE ORDERED BY THE COURTS AS WELL