In Illinois, what used to be called alimony is now usually referred to as "maintenance" or "spousal maintenance." Whether you anticipate seeking spousal maintenance or whether you anticipate paying spousal maintenance, it is important that you work with an attorney who can answer your questions and help accomplish your goals.
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Courts consider many factors when deciding the amount and duration of spousal maintenance or whether it is even appropriate. Some of these factors include the following:
- Each spouse's income and property
- The needs of each party
- The present and future earning capacity of each spouse
- The length of time necessary for the spouse seeking maintenance to acquire appropriate skills and training
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and health of the spouses
- Tax consequences arising from the division of marital property
- Any valid agreement of the parties
Moreover, Courts may grant spousal maintenance on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on these and other factors. The caliber of your legal counsel can make a major difference in your case going forward.Skilled and Attentive Barrington Spousal Maintenance Attorney
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If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to alimony or spousal maintenance, call 847-382-2900 or complete the online contact form to schedule a confidential consultation at Richard W. Culver, Ltd. Evening and weekend appointments are available as necessary to accommodate clients' schedules. Utilize seven tips for your initial consultation with an Illinois divorce attorney.