I was born and raised in central Illinois. I attended Illinois Wesleyan University... more
I was born and raised in central Illinois. I attended Illinois Wesleyan University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in English Writing. I then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law where I received my Juris Doctor. While in law school, I was the recipient of the SIU School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship. I also was a staff writer and editor for the Journal of Legal Medi... view profile
Ashley Scarborough joined Thomson and Weintraub following her graduation from the... more
Ashley Scarborough joined Thomson and Weintraub following her graduation from the University of Illinois College of Law. Ms. Scarborough graduated magna cum laude and in the top third of her graduating class. During her final year of law school Ms. Scarborough represented domestic violence victims in divorce, orders of protection, and custody matters through the College of Law clinical program.... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.