A Chicago Divorce Attorney Provides Coverage of the Changes As of January 1, 2015, new legislation has gone into effect regulating the duration and calculation of spousal maintenance for divorcing couples that earn a gross income of less than $250,000. Judges still make spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony) decisions by considering 12 different statutory factors to help them figure out if an award is appropriate. But before this year, judges had sole discretion when it came to setting the[...]
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