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Alimony / Maintenance Lawyer

The end of a marriage is a difficult time for everyone involved. One of the most polarizing aspects of a divorce occurs when the time comes to split assets or discuss things like spousal maintenance and alimony. Truly, few things spark conflict faster than the discussion of whether or you are required to pay your former spouse some kind of monetary support or whether or not you are entitled to receive some kind of monetary support. In the state of Illinois, maintenance is an option available during a divorce, but only under specific circumstances. An experienced divorce attorney can help you through the process.


With over 20 years of experience on his side, The Law Firm of Dan Florey is ready to help make your divorce as easily as possible. He understands what a trying time this can be, and strives to make the experience as smooth and quick as possible. He also boasts extensive knowledge of divorce law and can work with you to determine whether or not alimony is a possibility in your specific divorce. Do not hesitate to reach out for more information! The sooner you hire a professional, the sooner you can finalize your divorce and move on with your life.


What factors influence a ruling regarding spousal maintenance / alimony?


When it comes to determining whether or not spousal maintenance/alimony is due, there are many factors to take into consideration. Both the property and income of each party in the divorce, for example, are taken into account. This includes non-marital and marital property that has been assigned to the individual seeking the support. The needs of both parties involved in the divorce as well as the realistic current and future earning potential of each party are other important factors that are taken into account.


In addition to the above, the court will consider things like career or academic options that were forgone as a result of the marriage. That means that if one party paused their career or never sought education or training to have a career because they were, instead, spending their time overseeing domestic duties, they might be entitled to alimony. The standard of living that was established during the duration of the marriage is also something the court will keep in mind when making the decision to award alimony or not.


If you wonder whether or not the time of the marriage is taken into account as well, the answer is “yes”. The duration of marriage as well as the health, age, station, occupation, sources of income, amount of income, vocational skills, estate, employability, and needs of each party are also weighed before a decision is reached by the court.


How much and how long is alimony due?

The exact amount of alimony due as well as the duration of the alimony order is dependent upon a variety of factors. The combined as well as individual incomes of each party will be taken into account, for example, in order to ensure that neither party suffers undue financial burden. The length of the marriage itself also affects how long alimony is due.


For more specific information, reach out to a skilled attorney for more information.


Contact an experienced alimony / maintenance attorney today!

If you are going through a divorce and are unsure about whether or not alimony is a possibility, you owe it to yourself to reach out to an experienced attorney. They can help ensure that you do not end up sacrificing your future. Take the time to contact The Law Firm of Dan Florey today and ask how he can help represent you and uphold your rights. He even offers free consultations, so you can call without worrying about spending money just to have your case considered by a competent lawyer. 

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