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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.I apologize you have waited so long for a response. The question must have gotten lost in the mix of questions. I am just now seeing this.Yes. I suggest he can make request to attend via video/teleconferencing since he will be in Florida. Keep in mind, the court is not legally bound to grant it. Also, there is going to be a fee to have this service and if the court grants it, he would be accessed the cost.The court will send out court hearing dates to each party one time. Therefore, he should be sure to update his new address with the clerk of the court because it might not be forwarded. Cook County has a judiciary case search and if the matter is pending in Cook County, he can obtain information online.
Each parent if legally financially responsible for their children until the age of emancipation, which is generally age 19 now.
And so there are guidelines that the court uses to compute how much each parent owes. If a parent is not employed, the court will evaluate the type of education, skills, work history and prior wages to determine how much "earning potential" a parent has. And they will simply make up a number the court feels he should be earning and that income will go into the worksheet for the guidelines.
Here is a LINK to the law so you can read more about the Child Support law.
As you will read, the law is for the best interests of the child.
Please let me know if you have other questions in this regard. Keep in mind, I can only answer and provide information for what you ask. I do not know what you need to know, unless you tell me. Please rate positive as this is how I get credit for my time and information.Thank you