If spousal maintenance, formerly known as alimony, is a factor in your divorce, it is important to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area of law. Whether you are seeking spousal support or your spouse is seeking it from you, the attorneys at Ryan Family Law, P.C., are here to protect your rights and interests.
Our successful team approach to family law has helped us achieve favorable results for numerous clients throughout the Fox Valley area. Our lawyers have handled many spousal support cases, and we have developed the tools to create strategies that help us seek the results you need for your case.
How Spousal Support Is Determined In Illinois
Spousal support cases can result in many possible outcomes so it is important that your attorney knows and understands how to present your specific concerns to the court. When determining spousal maintenance, the court will consider such factors as:
- The length of the marriage
- The income and earning potential of both parties
- The age and health of both parties
- Property division
- Standard of living established during the marriage
Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, which means spousal conduct is not considered in maintenance awards. We can help you understand your rights in regard to spousal support and explain the different types of alimony, including rehabilitative, modifiable and nonmodifiable.
Whichever side of the issue you stand on, we will help to arrive at a fair and just settlement that protects your rights and financial future. We will also ensure that your spousal support matter is current with changing laws.
Schedule A Free, Half-Hour Consultation
We know that this is a crucial time in your case. We are happy to discuss your concerns in a free, half-hour consultation. Please call our Elgin office at 847-586-0161 or send us an email to meet with one of our lawyers.