Alimony & Spousal Support Arrangements in Illinois

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Spousal support, also known as alimony or maintenance, can cause some of the most contentious legal battles during a divorce. Whether you have questions about your eligibility for maintenance or you have concerns about the amount you may have to pay to your spouse, we are here to help.

Our Divorce Lawyers Can Protect Your Financial Integrity

Our founding attorney has been selected for inclusion in the listing of Super Lawyers® since 2006, and we have represented thousands of unique family law cases in our more than 40 years in practice. In addition to exclusively practicing family law in the community, we also draw from former professional experience in finance and an educational background in psychology to help clients resolve divorce issues.

Simply put, we possess the skills, experience, and knowledge to handle any type of financial matter pertaining to your divorce. If you are intent on seeking a fair spousal support arrangement or if you are in need of assistance with enforcing a spousal support order, choose the Kane County divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz II, P.C. to help you. We know what it takes to effectively protect your legal and financial interests at this time.

Factors to Consider When Calculating Alimony

Alimony will only be awarded when necessary. Although the amount of maintenance can vary on a case-by-case basis, the court will typically consider several factors when determining the amount and the duration of spousal maintenance.

The court may consider the following factors when assessing a request for alimony:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Income and property of each spouse
  • Age and health of each spouse
  • Financial needs of each spouse
  • Current and future earning potential of each spouse
  • Education or training level of each spouse
  • Standard of living established during the marriage

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The likelihood of divorcing couples getting into a heated dispute over finances is extremely high. One spouse may not agree that particular financial responsibilities are in fact "responsibilities," or another spouse may not believe that an amount of alimony will be insufficient to support the lifestyle to which he or she has become accustomed.

If you wish to speak with our professional legal team to determine whether spousal maintenance will be appropriate or necessary in your divorce, call our firm today and request a free case evaluation !