March 26, 2021 4 minutes to read ∙ 800 words

Legislation Addressing Child Custody and Child Support Challenges of Noncustodial Parents

By Scott C. Trout

Following a divorce, noncustodial parents can face significant challenges both in meeting child support obligations and in adjusting to restrictive parenting time schedules. These challenges are known to parents across the country, and in recent years several states have begun considering legislation to more realistically appraise child support obligations and to create greater equity in parenting time between former spouses.

Two bills introduced recently in the Illinois State House of Representatives—HB4113 and HB5811—are instructive examples of these legislative efforts.

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