Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C.
Illinois Child Support Lawyers

Ensuring Full and Fair Financial Support of Children

Child support is usually determined by a formula, but it is not always as

straightforward as it might seem. There are legitimate reasons to deviate from

the statutory support guidelines, at the initial determination of child support or

later when circumstances or needs change.

The Bloomington family law attorneys of Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C., can review

child support orders for compliance or advocate for adjusted levels based on

new or changing circumstances. We also represent either parent in modification

or enforcement of child support.

We have represented parents in family courts of McLean County and surrounding

counties of central Illinois since 1971. Contact us today for a free initial

consultation about child support and all related matters of family law and


Appropriate Determination of Child Support

The Illinois child support guidelines determine support from the net income of

the paying parents. It is important to have accurate information about all sources

of income. This can be complex when a parent is self-employed, paid in cash or

underemployed. If necessary, we can subpoena records or hire experts to trace

undisclosed income.

Our lawyers are knowledgeable about deviations from the child support formula

such as: consideration for special needs, private school tuition, college funding or

child support obligations to multiple mothers. For higher income earners paying

support, the court might see the statutory percentage as a windfall to the other

parent. Likewise, if the custodial parent is the high earner, the other parent might

pay less in support. We factor in the relative financial positions of each party.

llinois Child Support Modification Attorneys

Either parent can petition for a change in child support if there is a substantial

change in financial circumstances. The court will reduce support for a job layoff

or reduction in hours, but not for voluntary unemployment or

underemployment. Likewise, the court may increase support if the paying parent

gets a promotion or higher-paying job.

Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C., can assist parents in pursuing past-due support,

whether in a paternity case or when a parent has ceased making court-ordered


We offer the first half-hour of consultation free of charge to determine if you can

benefit from our representation. Call our Bloomington child support attorneys

Toll Free at 855-217-6003 or e-mail us today and we will respond promptly.


Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C. |  407 West Front Street, Suite 2 | Bloomington, IL |61701 | Toll Free: 855-217-6003  
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Serving the Following Areas

Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C., provides comprehensive litigation and trial rep- resentation throughout the Bloomington Normal area of central Illinois, including McLean County, DeWitt County, Logan County, Tazewell County, Woodford County as well as the communities of Clinton, Lincoln, Eureka, Pontiac, Pekin and Farmer City.