Determining Spousal Support/Maintenance

Maintenance, or spousal support, is not awarded in every case. But when it is, judges use a relatively new statute as a guideline for spousal maintenance, or alimony, decisions. The statute applies when a couple's total income is less than $250,000 gross. Spousal support is separate from child support.

The attorneys of Grotta & Associates, P.C., pride themselves on staying up to date on the latest changes and trends in maintenance in Illinois. Inexperienced lawyers often make mistakes that negatively impact you financially for the rest of your life. Trust our daily courtroom experience to result in the best possible outcome for your case.

Are You Entitled To Maintenance?

Judges will make a determination in this matter based on a number of factors, including:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Length of marriage
  • What was given up to care for children or advance the other's career
  • Need
  • Future earning capacity

How Much Maintenance Will Be Awarded In My Case?

If a judge determines that a maintenance award is appropriate in your case, the next determination is the amount and duration. A judge can order maintenance on a temporary or permanent basis.

Although the state has guidelines to calculate maintenance, we often ask the court, where applicable, to deviate from those guidelines.

Our family law attorneys return all calls within 24 business hours. Due to the size of our team, you will always be able to talk to someone to get your questions answered.

We Are Skilled Family Law Attorneys In Orland Park

For your convenience, we have four office locations throughout the Cook County, DuPage County and Will County areas. Contact Grotta & Associates, P.C., at 708-789-9479 to set up your consultation today. If you prefer, you may also contact us online.