Category Archives: Spousal Maintenance

If you have been considering filing for divorce, you probably have many questions and concerns. One such question may be “Will I have to make support payments to my ex-spouse?” Spousal support, also called spousal maintenance or alimony, helps limit the negative … Continue reading

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It seems as if everyone is getting divorced nowadays: young couples, those who have been married 50 years or more, celebrities, and politicians. Despite the rise in divorce rates across many different demographics, there are still many misconceptions that people … Continue reading

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In most cases, child support and spousal maintenance are two separate payments ordered payable to one spouse during a divorce. There are certain occasions, however, where they may be combined as one payment. This most often occurs for tax purposes, … Continue reading

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Movies and pop culture would have us believe that spousal support is almost always granted to one spouse—usually the wife—during a divorce. However, this is not always the case. There are many divorce cases in Illinois where maintenance is deemed … Continue reading

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If you are a stay-at-home parent on the verge of divorce, your life is likely to change dramatically. The very nature of a stay-at-home mom or dad—as opposed to a parent who works from home—means that he or she relies … Continue reading

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If you are thinking about filing for divorce, you may be concerned about the financial implications of such a decision. The process itself can be very expensive in some situations, but you could also be worried about making it on … Continue reading

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Alimony, known as spousal maintenance in Illinois law, is used to help offset the financial effects of a divorce for a disadvantaged spouse. Depending upon the circumstances of your marriage, you, as the higher-earning spouse, may be required to make … Continue reading

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Despite the rise in divorce in American culture in the last few decades, there are still a number of pervasive misconceptions about the process and the laws that govern it. In many cases, these misunderstandings are the result of overly … Continue reading

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There are many different types of life insurance policies available to provide a level of financial security for your loved ones. While the type of policy you choose should be based on your needs and those of your family, the … Continue reading

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A judgment last week by a Cook County judge may be the largest child support-related decision in the history of Illinois. Judge Bonita Coleman issued a ruling against a Herscher car dealership for intentionally failing to withhold wages from an … Continue reading

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