Alimony and Spousal Support Attorney in Schaumburg, IL
In most cases of divorce, the settlement will include alimony, also called spousal maintenance, that is awarded to one of the divorcing spouses. The purpose of spousal maintenance is to support the spouse that has a lower income but has been used to a higher standard of living to limit unfair economic effects of the divorce. The decision to award alimony payments, including how much and for how long, is made by the judge. However, the judge takes many factors into consideration that are presented in court by attorneys for both parties.
At Allen Gabe Law, P.C., our attorneys can represent divorcing spouses in matters concerning alimony and spousal maintenance in Schaumburg, IL. We provide legal representation for spouses seeking alimony and spouses seeking to avoid or limit the spousal maintenance they would have to pay in a divorce. Our attorneys will consider the factors involved and present your case in court.
Determining Spousal Maintenance
In most marriages, the spouses have different incomes. However, the spouse with the lower income typically lives a higher standard of living because they are at least in part supported by the other spouse that makes a higher income. When a divorce occurs, this can leave the spouse with the lower income at an economic disadvantage as they start their life on their own. Spousal maintenance payments from the other spouse are meant to compensate for the economic disadvantage.
The amount of alimony payments and the duration that they will be paid is at the discretion of the judge. When determining the details and conditions of alimony payments, the judge will consider the following factors:
- Income and assets of each spouse
- Each spouse’s needs
- Current and anticipated future income of each spouse
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Age of both spouses
- Physical and emotional condition of each spouse
- The conditions of valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- Other factors the court deems relevant
Representation for Alimony Settlements
Our attorneys of Allen Gabe Law, P.C. have years of experience representing those seeking alimony payments as well as those seeking to have the alimony they pay limited or avoided. We understand the factors that determine the duration and amount of alimony payments and we will build your case to present in court. Whether you are fighting for alimony or to limit or avoid making alimony payments, we will help negotiate a fair and favorable settlement given your unique situation.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are going through a divorce in Schaumburg, IL and spousal maintenance is one of the issues that needs to be addressed, contact our attorneys at Allen Gabe Law, P.C. for legal representation.
You can call us at (847) 241-5000, Ext 121 to discuss your case.