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You Need to Know About Child Support Modification in Illinois

There are several reasons why you would want to modify your child support. The supporting parent may wish to relocate, or the custodial parent may need more support if he/she loses their job due to an accident or is suffering from a health issue.

The request for modification is reviewed by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). If approved, the modification will make changes to the original child support provision. These are modified via the courts.

Qualifying for Child Support Modification Review

Once every three (3) years, the DCSS notifies each parent who wishes for a modification of the child support order indicating the organization can request a review. This also includes how the request should be made and from where it should be made. A modification review can qualify if either of these conditions exists:

  • The order does not cover coverage for healthcare for the children or child.
  • The non-custodial parent has had a substantial change in income.
  • At least three (3) years have gone by since the modification review request was placed.
  • The DCSS receives a written request of the review from both parents, or another state.

What if the Court’s Decision Does Not Satisfy?

If the child support modification is not to your liking, you have a few options:

Ask for Reconsideration by Filing A Motion

You can ask the court to reconsider the ruling by filing a motion. If you decide to take this route, you need to show why you think the decision is wrong for your case. However, there is a deadline. You have 30 days from the day the judge made his/her decision to file a Motion for Reconsideration.

Appeal the Decision

You can file an appeal to the appellate court to investigate the decision of the trial court to determine the veracity of its decision. However, taking this course of action without an attorney by your side can be disastrous.

If you are looking for an attorney in Hinsdale, IL, who can help you with your child support modification case, get in touch with us at Dan Walker Law Office today. We offer custom legal solutions designed to aid parents with their needs. Our attorneys will fight for your rights aggressively in court if need be to protect your best interests. Get in touch with us for a consultation today.

There are several reasons why you would want to modify your child support. The supporting parent may wish to relocate, or the custodial parent may need more support if he/she loses their job due to an accident or is suffering from a health issue.

The request for modification is reviewed by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). If approved, the modification will make changes to the original child support provision. These are modified via the courts.

Qualifying for Child Support Modification Review

Once every three (3) years, the DCSS notifies each parent who wishes for a modification of the child support order indicating the organization can request a review. This also includes how the request should be made and from where it should be made. A modification review can qualify if either of these conditions exists:

  • The order does not cover coverage for healthcare for the children or child.
  • The non-custodial parent has had a substantial change in income.
  • At least three (3) years have gone by since the modification review request was placed.
  • The DCSS receives a written request of the review from both parents, or another state.

What if the Court’s Decision Does Not Satisfy?

If the child support modification is not to your liking, you have a few options:

Ask for Reconsideration by Filing A Motion

You can ask the court to reconsider the ruling by filing a motion. If you decide to take this route, you need to show why you think the decision is wrong for your case. However, there is a deadline. You have 30 days from the day the judge made his/her decision to file a Motion for Reconsideration.

Appeal the Decision

You can file an appeal to the appellate court to investigate the decision of the trial court to determine the veracity of its decision. However, taking this course of action without an attorney by your side can be disastrous.

If you are looking for an attorney in Hinsdale, IL, who can help you with your child support modification case, get in touch with us at Dan Walker Law Office today. We offer custom legal solutions designed to aid parents with their needs. Our attorneys will fight for your rights aggressively in court if need be to protect your best interests. Get in touch with us for a consultation today.

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