In any divorce, the issue of spousal maintenance, commonly known as alimony, is crucial. Whether the court grants you an award or obliges you to pay, the amount of maintenance ordered has a significant impact on your financial future. At the Arami Law Office, we have more than a decade of experience negotiating and litigating spousal support issues. We provide quality representation that includes an in-depth analysis of your finances so the court has accurate information on which to base its decision.
Illinois law provides for various types of spousal maintenance. The following options are available:
Alimony orders remain in effect until the death of either spouse or the remarriage of the recipient spouse. As a payor, you can petition the court to modify or terminate alimony if there is a substantial change in circumstances. For example, if the recipient spouse begins cohabitating with a partner who provides support, you could argue that continuing to pay alimony is grossly unfair.
The court considers several factors when deciding whether to award alimony. The following circumstances are also used to determine how much of an award would be fair:
The Arami Law Office represents spouses on both sides of the alimony issue. We understand how important a fair court order is to your financial future, so we work diligently toward the best possible result. To schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled divorce attorney, call us today at 312-212-1399 or contact our Chicago office online.
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