A Brief Summary of Child Support in Illinois

Parent’s Responsibility to Support Their Children In Illinois both parents have a duty to support their children; and, by statute, the duty of support, includes an obligation to provide for the “reasonable and necessary physical, mental and emotional health needs” of the children.   Application of Child Support Guidelines Generally, in an Illinois action brought pursuant to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Act, the non-custodial or non-residential spouse will be ordered by the court …

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