Spousal support refers to what you may think of as alimony, and it pertains to payments made by one divorcing spouse to the other – or by one divorced spouse to the other – in those divorce cases in which the divorce creates a financial discrepancy between the income of each spouse. While spousal support is not a concern in all divorces, it does play an important financial role in some. If you have questions or concerns about spousal support, it’s time to consult with an experienced spousal support lawyer in Naperville.
The goal of spousal support or maintenance in Illinois is to help balance each spouse’s financial situation (to the degree possible) post-divorce (and while the divorce is pending). The basic types of alimony awarded in Illinois include the following:
The determination of spousal support is made on a case-by-case basis, but some of the basic factors that are taken into consideration in the decision-making process include:
Ultimately, the court attempts to balance all the competing factors involved in making spousal support determinations.
Cameron H. Goodman at Goodman Law Firm in Naperville is a practiced spousal support lawyer who recognizes the importance of your spousal support concerns and has the experience, legal insight, and dedication to help. For more information about how we can help you specifically, please don’t hesitate to reach out by contacting us today.
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