Protecting Your Rights — Spousal Maintenance in Illinois
Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support, is often necessary to support someone through a divorce and beyond as he or she transitions to a new life. However, the Illinois laws that govern maintenance are extremely complicated. An experienced divorce attorney can help you understand your rights, both as the potential payee, and the potential recipient of maintenance.
At Kipnis & Kahn Ltd., located in Chicago & Joliet, we recognize the financial challenges that both parties face during and following a divorce. We represent individuals who seek financial security and a promise for a brighter future. To learn more, contact us to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced lawyers..
Understanding Spousal Maintenance
Maintenance may be permanent, limited to a specific term or reviewable. When determining maintenance support, the court considers many factors, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Incomes of both parties
- Each party’s ability to rebuild his or her estate post-divorce
- Child-rearing responsibilities
- Standard of living during the marriage
- A homemaker’s nonfinancial contribution to the family partnership
Maintenance awards are determined on a case-by-case basis. Because it is difficult to predict if and how much alimony will be awarded, it is important to have a skilled attorney on your side who will fight on behalf of your individual rights and interests.
With Kipnis & Kahn LTD. as your legal representative, you can be assured that we will advocate for you through negotiation and, if necessary, in the courtroom. We understand how important it is that you are financially secure as you get through this divorce and embark on your new life. We will do everything he can to obtain that security for you and your family.
Contact Us With Your Legal Needs
We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns about alimony and other divorce-related issues. Call our offices today and schedule an appointment.
20 N. Clark St. #2710 Chicago, IL. 60602
54 N. Ottawa St. #B80 Joliet, IL. 60432