In the State of Illinois, when a married couple divorces, either spouse has the right to ask the court to grant them maintenance. Also referred to as ‘spousal support’ or ‘alimony’ maintenance, is the payment made from one spouse to the other for support in situations involving one spouse who is unable to fully provide for themselves financially.
Maintenance is one of the most bitterly contested matters in a divorce, which is why you should hire an experienced family law attorney if you find yourself in this situation.
Traditionally, maintenance is granted to a spouse seeking financial support for themselves. In other cases, alimony is granted to spouses who sacrificed education or career during the marriage so their spouse could focus on their own education or career. This can lead to an extremely difficult situation if the couple decides to divorce.
Alimony arrangements can have profound impacts on the life of both the receiver and provider. While either party can demand alimony during a divorce, there have been cases where the maintenance payments have been granted to the person who was not rightfully entitled to them.
This is why you need someone with my legal knowledge and experience to provide quality legal advice and representation that lead to a favorable outcome for you. Whether you’re demanding alimony or you want to challenge an unfair demand of alimony, I am here to serve your best interests. Based in Barrington, Illinois, my firm services clients throughout Lake, Cook and McHenry Counties, and has dealt with countless courtroom proceedings and out-of-court agreements. It’s time you got the legal advice and representation it takes to win your case.