Alimony, also referred to as spousal support or maintenance, is available in many Illinois divorce cases. Alimony is now legally called maintenance in Illinois, but since so many people are more familiar with the term alimony it will be used on this page. If you are going through, or about to go through a divorce, contact Carbondale, IL divorce attorney Brian Roberts to protect your rights.
There is no Spousal Support calculator in Illinois. Alimony is decided by a judge after a careful review of numerous factors. Illinois divorce law is written in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act which requires the judge to consider:
Noticeably absent from this list of considerations is the misconduct of you or your spouse. In fact, Illinois law specifically prohibits a judge from considering marital misconduct when in the alimony calculations.
Before you agree to any terms of divorce contact Carbondale, IL divorce attorney Brian Roberts. Because there is no spousal support calculator in Illinois each case is different, and two cases that may appear to be identical can have significantly different outcomes based on only one or two facts. Contact us right now!