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Thank you for the post.
Both attorneys are right to an extent.
First, Illinois, like most states has child support statutory guidelines under Illinois statutes 750 ILCS 5/505. The Guidelines provide that support should be set as follows: T
Those statutory guidelines for a presumption as to what child support should be awarded and in almost all cases they are followed. In fact, Illinois statutes state that the guidelines "Shall" be applied except under enumerated circumstances as set forth below:
The fact is that courts rarely deviate from those guidelines. As a result, if your child support was based on the child support guidelines, it would be difficult to seek a modification but not impossible.
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