Keep Current With Spousal Support Laws

Changes to Illinois spousal support laws do not always happen on a yearly basis, but when changes do happen, you need to be sure how they impact your spousal support order. If you are expecting a divorce soon, you want to be sure that your attorney is current with these new laws. At Ryan Family Law, P.C., we stay on top of changes to spousal support laws, and we want to help you keep aware of recent changes as well.

What Is New In 2019?

In 2019, Illinois courts changed the tax treatment of spousal support payments. In past years, the tax burden of these payments was on the payor. Now, the burden is on the recipient. This means that the payor cannot deduct their payments from their taxes anymore.

Calculations of spousal maintenance have also been adapted in 2019. The courts previously determined the value of spousal maintenance by subtracting the value of 20 percent of the recipient's gross income from 30 percent of the payor's gross income. Those figures have changed to 25 percent of the recipient's net income and 33.33 percent of the payor's net income.

Make Sure You Are Working With An Informed Lawyer

It is hard to keep track of all the new laws and how they might impact you. Thankfully, that is where we come in. We have already taken the time to fully understand the new laws and we know how they may apply to you. Let our experience be your advantage in your family law legal needs.

If you want to be sure your spousal support agreement is current or if you have any other questions, contact us at our Elgin office today. Call us at 847-586-0161 to schedule your free 30-minute consultation today.