Child Support

A Financially Sharp Family Lawyer

With Hecht Schondorf, you get the services of two legal professionals for the price of one!

Mark Schondorf is a highly experienced Family Law and Divorce lawyer AND he is a businessman who graduated with a degree in finance.

Why is that important to you?

Calculating child support can be complicated and challenging. One or both parents should begin by asking what the child needs now, from a monetary perspective, and is likely to need in the future. Even in high income cases or cases where there is great family wealth, we need to determine what the child’s needs are.

The law in child support determination cases may offer a guideline amount, but we can and, in the right circumstances, do challenge that amount. Consequently, crunching numbers and validating them legally is critically important.

In order to be accurate and protect your financial rights, we need to determine the full wealth of a spouse, which typically requires investigating and understanding actual and hidden assets: payroll records, health insurance deductions, contributions to charity — in short, the location of all income from businesses, family trusts, investments and more.

Questions you may have:

  • If you have an otherwise amicable divorce, how can you remove yourself from the way child custody issues impact your emotional well being?
  • How do you get a delinquent spouse to follow through on their child support obligations?
  • Are you receiving too little support or feel strongly you are paying too much?
  • Is it time to think about college education expenses for the child(ren)?

Consult a Lawyer

There are many things to know and questions we can address even in our first initial consultation. Contact us or call (312) 878-1202 for a FREE Strategy Session and we can discuss your needs, concerns, options and take positive actions!