Split Custody in Illinois
Specifically, imagine a couple with two teenage children, a boy, and a girl. In a split custody arrangement, the daughter might spend the majority of her time with her father while the son spends the majority with the mother.
The reasons for this potential split are numerous and include the siblings not getting along, or one sibling not wanting to transfer schools if one spouse is moving.
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In this context, a split custody arrangement would mean that responsibilities and parenting time would be divided differently for each child instead of universally for all of the children.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who pays child support with split custody?
If there are only two children and each party has one child, it may be that neither party pays child support. However, if one parent makes significantly more money than the other, then that party may have to pay child support. Check how much child support would be paid in your case using our child support calculator.
How does split custody work in Illinois?
Split custody is when different children live with different parents. Oftentimes the other parent sees the other child regularly as well. This could be the parents exchanging the children or just seeing them for dinner.
It all depends on the situation though because sometimes one child may see the other parent while the other child never sees the other parent.
Does Illinois have split custody?
Yes, Illinois does have the option of split custody. It is not used often, but it can be the path parents lay out in the parenting plan.