Our spousal support attorney provides divorce legal representation. Divorce can cause major upheaval in the lives of lives of both spouses. When one spouse makes substantially more money than the other, however, the financial upheaval can be uneven. Spousal support, also called alimony or spousal maintenance, is the legal method for evening out the impact of a divorce and preventing the lesser-earning spouse from being unfairly penalized.
At Gateville Law Firm, we are experienced in handling alimony matters and many other family law matters. We work closely with our clients to gain understanding of their personal and financial situation so that we can aggressively and effectively advocate for their rights and interests.
Spousal Support or Alimony Laws in Yorkville and Kendall County
Whether or not a spouse is entitled to spousal support is a matter that is determined by the court. The court uses numerous criteria to determine if an alimony award is needed and appropriate including:
- The income and expenses of both parties
- The lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage
- Whether one party sacrificed a career for the career advancement of the other party
- What would be required in terms of education or training for the lesser-earning spouse to become self-sufficient
- The health and earning potential of both parties
Once a determination has been made as to the application of spousal support, the amount and duration must then be decided. In recent years, Illinois family law has changed as it applies to calculations of alimony. Under previous law, the amount and duration of a spousal support award was left to the discretion of the court. Current law provides a statutory formula for determining how much support is ordered and for how long.
SKILLED YORKVILLE IL ALIMONY LAWYER
If you are facing a divorce or spousal support case, contact our divorce lawyers today at 630-780-1034. Set-up an initial consultation. Attorney Sean Robertson is well-versed on the spousal support laws and changes. Our Yorkville IL Alimony Attorney provides high-quality and customized legal representation to men and women in divorce, family, child support, and spousal support cases.