It depends on a lot of factors. If he/she takes the case on a contingency basis, it is often 40% of the total plus expenses. On an hourly basis, $200 to $400 isn't unusual.
I agree with you.The system is should be set to benifet the child...In 1995 I had every Saturday and Sunday with my daughter this is what me and the mother ste up. Once I started dating someone she didn't like she stopped allowing me to pick up my daughter...I took her to court and they set the court order child support which my daughter mother refused, but I llinois law starts if no visitation is allowed no child support will be taken.. She agreed and maybe 7 months went by before I was back in court because she demanded child support. The courts ordered me to pay her $250 each and every week as long as I have visitation....It took her 1 week to disappear and the following week I took her back to court,just for the judge to tell her again I was due a visit ....Well for the next 2 months I had to take her back and forward to court because she would never show up and the system did nothing to her..Now that 12 years have come and gone I haven't seen my daughter in 8 years, but yet they have a nice Condo she drives a nice 2006 Camry...I still rent an apartment in a crime infested area, and I drive a 1996 GrandAm.... I live from chack to check but she gets over $1,000 each month just from me...Now if the courts was thinking of the child they would have saw how I marched back and forward to court just to spend time with my daughter ,and they would have saw I never refused to pay support she refuse to take it because she didn't agreee with my new girlfriend.........And yes they have a middle man in child support, each year they take my taxes and last year they took $2,675 and all she got was $2,100