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Schaumburg Spousal Maintenance Lawyer

Aggressive Alimony and Spousal Support Representation in Chicago

If you have concerns about spousal support during your divorce, we can explain what options are available to you. Whether seeking or preparing to pay spousal support, the law office of Anderson Attorneys, P.C. is committed to assisting you with integrity. We are available to answer any questions that arise throughout the process to make sure you have a thorough understanding of what you are facing. By nature, maintenance negotiations can be extremely challenging and emotional, but we know what it takes to keep communications focused while avoiding conflict as much as possible.

Understanding Maintenance

In Illinois, alimony is referred to as spousal maintenance. It consists of a regular or lump sum payment from one party to another during and after divorce to help a person support themselves and maintain their lifestyle in the wake of divorce. There are several factors that guide maintenance awards, including:

  • Income and property (marital and non-marital) of each party
  • Established needs of each party
  • Current and future perceived earnings of each party
  • Obstacles to current and future earnings due to life changes
  • Time needed to secure education or employment to improve earnings
  • Decisions about child custody
  • Length of the marriage
  • Alimony terms outlined in a marital agreement (i.e. prenuptial/postnuptial)
  • Overall state of each party (i.e. health, age)
  • Tax liabilities related to property division

Many other factors may be considered by the court when deciding whether a maintenance award is appropriate. However, if maintenance is awarded, the amount that will be paid will typically be calculated using a statutory formula that takes the income of both parties into account, and the length of payments will depend on the amount of time a couple was married. Our firm is positioned to advocate on both sides of the issue, helping men and women receive and pay reasonable financial support. Although there are exceptions based on the unique circumstances of every relationship, maintenance is generally temporary and is not intended to be a permanent means of financial support.

Conditions for Maintenance

If you are planning to pay or receive maintenance, you must think carefully about the conditions of the payments. There are many questions to consider when structuring the agreement including:

  • How long will the maintenance payments last?
  • Will maintenance be based on a time constraint or the accomplishment of a goal?
  • Can maintenance be modified if the circumstances of either party change in the future?

Whatever your goals are, we will craft a strategy to successfully represent your wishes and protect your rights through negotiation or in court.

If you need help with spousal maintenance/alimony matters, contact us at 847-850-8899 to schedule a free consultation. From our office in Schaumburg, we represent clients throughout the Chicago area, including Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and beyond.

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