Custody & Child Support


In parentage matters and marriages involving children, finalizing the details of a parenting agreement, which sets forth parenting time, decision-making responsibilities, and other provisions regarding co-parenting, can be a very difficult process. Berger Schatz attorneys are experienced in drafting creative, detailed, and thorough parenting agreements to provide the most stability, consistency, and routine for children into the future. 

However, not all disputes related to children are resolved by way of agreement. Berger Schatz attorneys are experienced litigators when it comes to all types of parenting disputes.

Child Support 

Child support is a monthly payment from one parent to another parent intended to provide for a contribution to a child’s monthly living expenses. Child support may also include a specific contribution by each party to additional expenses such as education, extracurricular activities, and medical expenses.

Pursuant to Illinois law, the amount of monthly child support is determined, in part, by guidelines. In applying the guidelines, the Court considers, among other things, each parent’s income and the parenting time each parent has with the children. The Court also has the discretion to deviate from the support guidelines.

Berger Schatz attorneys are experienced in all aspects of child support and support related issues.