The attorneys at Casey Nelson LLP have extensive experience with handling cases involving spousal maintenance. Whether maintenance is granted or denied will depend on the specific facts of each case. Our attorneys understand the complexity of maintenance, formerly known as alimony, and help clients negotiate and determine the best possible outcome. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.
One of the most important issues in a divorce is whether or not Maintenance a allowed. If you are entitled to maintenance we will make sure you receive it. You should receive what you are entitled to under the statute. At Casey Nelson LLP, we utilize all the latest tools and employ the most update strategies to ensure you receive everything you are owed.
Maintenance, formerly known as alimony, may be ordered pursuant to the 12 statutory factors enumerated in Section 5/504 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The statutory factors are as follows:
Effective January 1, 2015, a new law amended section 504 of the IMDMA and drastically changed how maintenance is determined. The new law, P.A. 98-0961, creates a formula for calculating maintenance for couples whose combine gross income is less than $250,000. The formula is similar to the statutory guidelines used for determining child support. The court must first determine if an award of maintenance is appropriate, after consideration of all relevant factors, including the statutory factors listed above.
If the court determines that a maintenance award is appropriate, the court shall order maintenance in accordance with the following guidelines:
The new law also provides that judges must deduct maintenance payments from the payor’s income for purposes of calculating child support.
The divorce attorneys of Casey Nelson LLP offer decades of experience advocating for clients with regard to spousal maintenance awards. Based in Wheaton, we work with clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and throughout Chicago's western suburbs. Contact us for a complimentary initial consultation — call 630-480-4280, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our online information form.
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