Spousal Maintenance / Alimony
Belleville, IL alimony attorneys focused on the bottom line
Dealing with a legal issue involving spousal maintenance, also known as alimony? Not sure what your legal options are, or which one makes the most sense for you? That's why it's critical that you talk to an experienced divorce lawyer who understands all the laws, rules and regulations that apply to alimony in Illinois. That's why we want to meet with you.
At Courtney ∙ Clark Law, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois, we can work with you to make sure your spousal maintenance payments, if there will be any, are fair and based on your circumstances. We know what to do because we've been doing this work for decades in southern Illinois. That's why we're eager to meet with you and figure out which option or options make the most sense for you.
How is maintenance calculated?
Alimony or maintenance (also sometimes referred to as spousal support) can be a complicated and contentious aspect of many divorce cases. There are many misconceptions about when it is available and how it is calculated in Illinois.
Several years ago, guidelines were enacted to determine the amount and duration of maintenance in most cases in Illinois. Prior to applying the guidelines, a variety of factors must be reviewed, including:
- Length of marriage
- Each spouse's ability to earn an income
- Each spouse's age
- Each spouse's physical condition
- Each spouse's education level
- Each spouse's employment history
- The couple's standard of living before the marriage
Ultimately, spousal maintenance is designed to help someone financially after their divorce, especially if one partner has a dramatically different financial situation.
Legal issues involving alimony
Maintenance payments might sound straightforward, but many complications can often come up when it comes to spousal maintenance, including:
- Disputes over amount of maintenance payments
- Disputes involving duration of maintenance payments
- Failure to pay maintenance payments
- Previously unpaid maintenance payments
- Consistently late maintenance payments
Whatever legal issue you're dealing with, we're here to be your voice for justice and to make sure your maintenance payments are fair and equitable.
Count on us when it matters most
If maintenance is a factor in your case, it is important to have a Belleville spousal maintenance lawyer on your side. We can review your case and pursue an outcome that is fair to you. We can also review the tax implications and other financial aspects of your alimony payments, something our attorneys have years of experience doing in Illinois.
There are many options related to alimony. Some relate to property division. For example, it may be possible to forgo alimony in lieu of a higher property settlement. If you're already paying alimony, you may be able to change your payments through a post-judgment modification if your financial circumstances change.
Know all your options. That way, you can make informed decisions. We can help guide you down the path that makes the most sense based on your circumstances. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with an Illinois alimony attorney who puts your best interests first. We are committed to results-oriented and cost-effective representation in spousal maintenance cases.