Spousal Maintenance, Spousal Support and Alimony
Spousal Maintenance, formerly called Alimony, and also called Spousal Support, is not awarded in every divorce. A court determines whether or not to grant a spouse Maintenance based on several factors, including the length of the marriage and health and earning capacity of each spouse among others. The length of maintenance can vary from long-term, “permanent” maintenance or temporary “rehabilitative” maintenance, depending on the particular facts.
When a marriage is dissolved it can have unfair financial consequences on a spouse. If one party in a divorce case has become accustomed to a lifestyle standard that was established during marriage, spousal support such as alimony, maintenance or palimony, is an option to consider.
Factors Considered When Awarding Spousal Support
The court may consider numerous factors in granting spousal support, including:
- Financial Condition of a Spouse
- Support of Spouse in the Education of the Other
- Relative Advancement of Spouses
- Education Needs
- Merits of the Spouse
- Spouse Earning the Money
Our experienced Chicago alimony attorneys are prepared to assist with even the most complex cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against it, we will advocate for you at every step. While we make every effort to settle matters through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution, we also are skilled litigators who will fight for your interests in court.
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