When Alimony May Be A Part Of Your Divorce
Maintenance or alimony is support paid directly to a former spouse that allows that spouse to maintain some semblance of his or her married lifestyle. Illinois has statutory guidelines that affect maintenance in some cases, but the reality is that whether maintenance is awarded or not depends on an attorney who can convince the court that the facts of the case make it necessary. Beyond potential disputes as to the amount of maintenance that is appropriate, issues also arise as to how long a party should have to pay maintenance and what facts or factors would justify either modifying a prior maintenance order or altogether terminating maintenance.
Protecting Your Financial Interests
The factors the court will consider in terms of the amount and duration of the maintenance include the length of the marriage, the respective incomes of the parties, the lifestyle the parties enjoyed while married and various other matters. How the factors apply to your case can be complex, but the court’s decision will often alter your lifestyle if you do not achieve a fair result. Because of this, there is no substitute for having an experienced family law attorney on your side to ensure that you will have your case handled properly.
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If are concerned about the issue of alimony or marital property division in your divorce, please contact an experienced lawyer at Karayannis Law Offices by calling 630-326-4697 or sending us an email.