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By: tompmiller | September 12, 2018


Obviously, child support is money paid for the support of a child. Generally, it is for the support of a minor child. In Illinois, child support is due until the child is 18 years of age and has graduated high school, but not past the age of 19. Child support can be cut off earlier by emancipation events, which will be discussed in another blog.


Child support is for all of the child’s needs, except for the following, which are contributed to in addition to child support payments.


Daycare: cost of daycare necessitated by the parents’ work/schooling is generally not included in child support. Typically, the parties must contribute to daycare expenses in proportion to their incomes.


School Fees: generally, public school fees are not included i...