Disputes over child support are relatively common. Even once a child support order is in place, there are still often issues with payments. Notably, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly 60% of custodial parents do not receive the full child support that they are owed under the law.
All separated parents should keep track of the child support payments that they made or received. In this article, our Chicago child support lawyer provides an overview of the key things that you should know about keeping track of child support payments in Illinois.
A dispute over child support can arise for a wide range of different reasons—including whether or not the proper payments were actually made. Whether you are supposed to be paying or receiving child support, it is important to keep your records organized. You will want to have documentation so that:
Knowing that keeping track of child support payments is important, you may have questions about the best way to do it. While there are a number of different options available, there are some key principles that you need to keep in mind. Here are four tips for keeping track of child support payments in Illinois:
At the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd, our Illinois family law has extensive experience handling complex child support cases. If you have any specific questions or concerns about keeping track of child support payments, we are here as your legal resource. Contact us now to set up your confidential initial consultation. From our Orland Park law office, we handle child support cases throughout the entire Chicago metropolitan area.
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