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Spousal maintenance (also known as “alimony” or “spousal support”) is a payment from one spouse to another to help the receiving spouse help pay for the divorce and also to keep up a comparable way of life the couple enjoyed when the marriage was in effect. There are several different types of spousal maintenance, ranging from temporary to permanent, to lump sum. To find out more about spousal maintenance in Illinois, contact an experienced Chicago alimony attorney today.
Learn More About the New Maintenance (Spousal Support) Law as of 2019.
The court will generally be the one to determine the type, amount, and duration of spousal support required. In doing so, the court will consider a number of factors. A non-exhaustive list of factors the court may consider is below:
One factor that the court will not consider is marital misconduct. In other words, the court’s decision to award alimony will not be based on the wrongdoing of either of the spouses.
There are several different kinds of spousal support in Illinois. After considering the factors above, the court will decide on whether spousal support is appropriate and, if so, what kind:
If you are contemplating filing for divorce, or are currently involved in a divorce proceeding, you should contact an experienced Chicago divorce attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner you can argue for a fair assessment of spousal support. The law firm of Taradash Given, P.C. is a dedicated family law firm committed to providing excellent representation to their clients. Serving clients in Chicago and the surrounding areas, including Will, Dupage, and Lake Counties, Taradash Given, P.C. is committed to helping our clients through their family law issues. Call (312) 775-1020, or fill out our online contact form to contact an attorney today.