Are you seeking maintenance in a divorce? Are you concerned about paying maintenance in a divorce? Learn about your rights and how I can help.
Spousal Maintenance (usually just called “maintenance”) is an area that frequently gets litigated in a divorce. Generally, this is only an issue if one spouse earns significantly more money than the other spouse. Illinois has a formula for determining spousal support that acts as a guide, but it is not set in stone.
Maintenance is also known as “alimony” or “spousal support”. However, alimony is a term no longer used in Illinois. Maintenance is financial support provided from one ex-spouse to the other. It may be granted on a temporary basis during the divorce proceedings or for a specified time after a divorce becomes final.
This seems to be the one question I get above all others. However, there is no simple answer. Illinois courts have a set of guidelines to follow in determining the amount to award as spousal support. However, these are only guides, and judges are allowed to deviate from these guidelines if the judge finds that cause exists.
The determination of maintenance payments depends on a set of factors. Some of those factors include the following:
Once I know the unique facts of your marriage and work circumstances, I can provide you with an assessment of maintenance issues in your divorce.
Regardless of whether you are potentially facing paying spousal maintenance or if you are seeking maintenance, I can help zealously represent your interests in divorce negotiations and in court. Please call me so that I may learn about your situation; I can then explain how I can help you to find the best solution based upon your objectives.
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