If you are considering a divorce, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney that can help you make the right decisions about the myriad of complicated issues that you would be facing.
Whether your divorce will involve disputes about children, complex assets that require sophisticated financial advice, or you anticipate a relatively simple, uncontested divorce, it is always wise to have an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer review your situation. There may be issues that you have overlooked or problems that have not been fully considered that could arise in the future.
Divorce can be very emotional, stressful and often traumatic. The Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC mission is to make sure that your family’s needs are met with caring and compassionate legal service. David Guy Stevens is dedicated to success and client satisfaction in divorce in Northern Illinois.
Every client’s situation is different, our approach to every client is based upon that person’s individual concerns. By encouraging client participation and by offering honest advice, comfort, and support, we have found that we are better able to meet our clients’ needs.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of David G. Stevens, LLC are skilled in the area of family law, having represented husbands, wives, fathers and mothers, not only helping them through the legal requirements of a divorce, but also aggressively fighting for important issues such as visitation, child support, property battles, and child custody.
Oftentimes, making decisions about child custody and visitation can be the most difficult aspect of a divorce. The Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC located in Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, DeKalb, Yorkville, Elgin, Downers Grove, and Wheaton, Illinois, is committed to making the process easier.
The Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC. has provided experienced legal representation and guidance to family law clients in Aurora, Naperville, Chicago, and surrounding Illinois communities.
David Stevens and Katherine Sharp and their staff of attorneys are skilled in the area of family law, having represented husbands, wives, fathers and mothers, not only helping them through the legal requirements of a divorce, but also aggressively fighting for important issues such as visitation, child support, property battles, and child custody.
While David Stevens was working in both the DuPage County and Kendall County State’s Attorney’s office he was able to help hundreds of custodial parents by using the law to compel the noncustodial parent to comply with their child support obligations. As a defense attorney, I have also fought for and protected the rights of the noncustodial parent. The Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC is committed to representing its clients no matter whether they are the custodial or the noncustodial parent of children.
In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, declaration of invalidity of marriage, or proceeding for child support, the court may order either or both parents owing a duty of support to a child of the marriage to pay an amount reasonable and necessary for support, without regard to marital misconduct. The duty of support owed to a minor child includes the obligation to provide for the reasonable and necessary physical, mental and emotional health needs of the child.
NUMBER OF CHILDREN PERCENT OF SUPPORTING PARTY’S NET INCOME
|Number of Children
||Percent of Supporting Party’s Net Income
|Six or more
Net income is defined as the total of all income from all sources, minus the following deductions:
- Federal income tax
- State income tax
- Social Security (FICA) payments
- Mandatory retirement contributions required by law or as a condition of employment
- Union dues
- Dependent and individual health/hospitalization insurance premiums
- Prior obligations of support or maintenance actually paid pursuant to a court order
- Expenditures for repayment of debts that represent reasonable and necessary expenses for the production of income, medical expenditures necessary to preserve life or health, reasonable expenditures for the benefit of the child and the other parent, exclusive of gifts
The court shall reduce net income in determining the minimum amount of support to be ordered only for the period that such payments are due and shall enter an order containing provisions for modification upon termination of such payment period.