Child Support
Child Support & Parentage Lawyer
In the State of Illinois, the amount of child support a parent owes or receives is based on formulas in the law. Illinois child support laws consider the incomes of the parents, the amount of time the child lives with each parent, and certain other expenses and factors in setting the required payment level.

The legal area of child support involves a great deal more than just a simple application of the formulas as expressed in the statutes. At the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, we are experienced family law attorneys who help clients in all aspects of child support and related family matters.

If you are owed child support, we can work to make sure that you receive all that you are entitled. If you are responsible for paying support, we can work to make sure that you are not paying more than you should pay.

Our child support practice includes:

  • Determination of required child support levels
  • Modifications to child support payment amounts
  • Child support enforcement

In life, nothing is certain. When it comes to a job or career, a person’s fortunes can vary widely. A layoff or a period of forced idleness due to a workplace injury can severely reduce a person’s income. In these cases, as well as in situations where a responsible party’s income increases markedly, the law allows a party to seek modifications to child support payments. In most cases, we can achieve these cost-effectively and without the need for you to appear in court.

Some people may attempt to hide income in order to keep the child support payment at a minimum. In these cases, our firm can hire an investigator or forensic accountant to uncover the income and obtain the child support payments you are owed.

For a consultation with the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, call (630) 208-8200 or contact us online.

MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING DIVORCE DECREES OR COURT ORDERS

While it may be painful, your involvement with your ex-spouse does not end with the divorce. Even long after the decree is finalized, there may be new support or child custody issues which arise.

At the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, we are highly experienced divorce attorneys who resolve numerous post decree matters for clients. Some are routine, and these we can resolve quickly and cost-efficiently. Others, such as child custody and parental relocation disputes can require assertive negotiation or even aggressive litigation to achieve acceptable results.

We represent clients in all types of post-decree matters, including:

  • Modifications to child support orders
  • Modifications in child custody and visitation agreements and orders
  • Parental relocation
  • Modifications in child support
  • Enforcement of support and custody orders
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Restraining and protective orders
  • Defense of child abuse allegations, and others

The Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates can obtain post decree divorce modifications in simple matters with minimal effort and involvement on your part. For example, we can obtain an increase in child support if you are a receiving party or a decrease in support if you are a responsible party, or we can negotiate a new parenting plan visitation agreement which is workable for both parties and fits your schedule.

We are also prepared to aggressively represent you in difficult and contentious post decree matters such as parental relocation disputes or termination of parental rights efforts.

For a consultation with the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, call (630) 208-8200 or contact us online.