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Calculation of Illinois Child Support Obligation

By Nottage and Ward on February 1, 2013

Divorce is an emotional time, but even in the midst of all the stress, divorcing parents want what is best for their children. The divorce process can become contentious and the presence of children in a marriage should be enough to encourage both spouses to take the rational approach toward settling differences.

In Illinois, in order to establish a child support order, the non-custodial parent’s net income and the number of children he or she is responsible for determine the amount of child support. Under Illinois Statutory Guidelines 750 ILCS 5/505 Section 505, the minimum amount of child supported ordered is as follows:

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Actress Halle Berry Ordered to Pay Ex $20,000 a Month in Child Support

By Nottage and Ward on June 22, 2012

In the celebrity world of divorce, alimony and child support, everything is on a grander scale due to the exorbitant salaries and lifestyles of the rich and famous. This fact is perfectly demonstrated by a recent news article in, which states that Hollywood actress Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her French-Canadian model ex-boyfriend $20,000 a month in child support for their daughter Nahla, now four years old.

Berry and Aubry had met in 2005 while Aubry was modeling on a photo shoot. Nahla was born in 2008 and then the couple ended their relationship two years later. Since then, they have been involved in an ongoing court battle, first to recognize Aubry’s paternity and then onto child custody and support. Tensions between the couple had increased amidst allegations that Aubry endangered their daughter’s health and safety in connection with an incident involving the child’s nanny, whom Aubry allegedly pushed into a wall while she was holding Nahla. Child endangerment charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.

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