Our divorce and family law attorneys at Trent Law Firm, P.C., understand the complexities of spousal support. Maintenance is support for one divorcing spouse from the other. Its allocation depends on whether the facts justify such an award. For knowledgeable spousal maintenance lawyers, contact Trent Law Firm, P.C. at 866-599-8601, to discuss your case.
Spousal Maintenance / Alimony
Clients often ask us how spousal maintenance is determined and awarded. The issue is complicated by many factors including taxes, and the potential of both spouses to become self-supporting. Some factors that are taken into account include the previous standard of living; length of the marriage; and ages, health status, and educational attainment of both parties. Keep in mind, that until matters are finalized, the court has the authority to allocate temporary support for one spouse for the duration of the divorce proceedings.
Support is not determined by the behavior of either spouse, but by the need of one spouse and the ability of the other to pay it.
For effective representation, contact our knowledgeable Illinois alimony lawyers at Trent Law Firm, P.C. at 866-599-8601.