Compassion and experience in the most challenging family cases.
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Criminal Defense
Barry Locke has been rated a "Leading Chicago Lawyer in Divorce" for two years in a row. He is the past President of the West Suburban Bar Association. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation....
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Family, Adoption
Gina L. Colaluca began working as an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Laura A. Holwell in 2013 and focuses her practice in Family Law and Insurance. Prior to working with Laura, Gina gained valuable experience as a law clerk for a boutique...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Insurance, Appeals
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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.