To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.
When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in Illinois.
Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.
For the most part these calculators assume that all of the children will primarily live with one parent. It is not intended to estimate situations where there is joint physical custody or split custody.
These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order but who are living with one of the parents.
These factors and others may affect a child support order entered by a court.
The purpose of this calculator is informational and educational only. It does not constitute legal advice. This child support calculator is based on statutory guidelines. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. This number is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded. Please see an attorney in your area for more detailed information.
Parents are legally obligated to provide financial support for their children. Child support
is used to gain financial support from the non-custodial parent. In
Illinois, child support is determined based on a number of factors,
• The number of children who are the subject of the pending action
• Income of the non-custodial parent
• Cost of family health insurance paid by the non-custodial parent
• Amount of child support paid by the non-custodial parent for children from a previous marriage
• Amount of alimony paid by the non-custodial parent to a spouse from a prior marriage
Because of the number of factors included in determining child support, it may be difficult to know how much money you may have to pay – or how much money you are likely to receive – in child support. If you would like an estimate of your monthly child support payments, feel free to use the child support calculators at www.AllLaw.com. These calculators can give you an estimate of your likely child support payments based on Illinois state guidelines and your own personal family and financial situation.
Whether you live in Springfield, Naperville, Rockford, Joliet, Aurora, or Chicago, the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) – which is a branch of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) – can help you locate the non-custodial parent, enforce payment, establish paternity, and more! Visit http://www.ilchildsupport.com/ if you would like more information about Illinois child support.