Advocating For Equitable Spousal Support
Spousal support, also known as alimony, can be part of the overall divorce settlement when one spouse earns more than the other at least partially supports the other. In Illinois, several factors determine if any support arrangement is necessary, including:
- The length of the marriage
- The ability of each spouse to support themselves on their own
- All sources of income available to each spouse
If there is a proven need for spousal support, then there are two ways to resolve the level of compensation.
Regulation And Discretion
While state regulations regarding spousal support are used in cases where the household income is $500,000 or less, the amount of support in cases of higher-earning households is under the court’s discretion when there is a dispute. Common instances in which alimony gets awarded include:
- When one spouse takes care of the children and the household while the other spouse works
- To support the spouse who has not worked outside the home for the entirety of the marriage
- When one spouse requires education and job training to support themselves after divorce
If negotiations do not produce an equitable solution to your spousal support issue, the attorneys at are both skilled and aggressive litigators who will protect your best interests in both the short and long term.
Effective Litigation For Optimal Results
At a time when your future support is at stake, we can support you with skilled advocacy and responsive, professional service. Give our firm a call today at 630-553-7788 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.