In an Illinois divorce or custody fight, parents often fight for more time with their children. The parents may want more time with their children but the parents may also be hoping that more time with the children means more or less child support to be paid or to be received. How does parenting time affect child support?
The purpose of the Illinois child support statute is to “to allocate the amount of child support to be paid by each parent based upon a parent’s net income and the child’s physical care arrangements.” 750 ILCS 5/505(a)(1)(F)(emphasis mine)
Under Illinois law,
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