Spousal support, often known as alimony is called maintenance in Illinois. In the past when a client asked how much maintenance they would be ordered to pay or receive the answer was always “it is hard to know for sure”. Recently, the answer has gotten a bit simpler. Guidelines were recently put into place in Illinois with the hope that it will create some consistency in the maintenance awards both in amount and duration. There is a formula which applies to households with a combined gross income of less than $250,000. However, we are seeing many Judges use and apply the formula even in households where the gross income exceeds this amount. The longer the marriage, the longer the maintenance award.
Why You Need An Experienced Alimony Lawyer
Before awarding spousal support in line with the new formula, the court must first decide that support is appropriate in your particular case. An experienced spousal maintenance lawyer makes sure that the court understands your point of view in the most positive way imaginable.
You may not know what features of your case are persuasive and which ones will be quickly dismissed. We at Boyle Feinberg Sharma, do know, because we have been through these proceedings.
Call us at 312-376-8860 to schedule a consultation with an alimony lawyer in Chicago or Arlington Heights.
Vigorously Protecting Your Rights
As professionals, we represent all sides in spousal support cases. In the morning, we may represent a man asking for support; in the afternoon, we may be doing the exact opposite. Because we know the law, and because we know the courts, we provide invaluable assistance to everyone we represent.
If you are serious about making the best possible case for your point of view in a spousal support case, put a powerful team of persuaders on your side. At Boyle Feinberg Sharma, our attorneys are waiting for your call.
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Alimony/maintenance in divorce is serious business. For compassionate counsel and aggressive representation, contact Boyle Feinberg at 312-376-8860 or 847-394-3940.