Unlike child support, Illinois does not apply a strict formula when it comes to calculating spousal support during and after a divorce. Sometimes known as "alimony" or "spousal maintenance," spousal support is available in three distinct types in Illinois:
When a divorce is pending, the dependent spouse can seek temporary maintenance. This support will end when the divorce becomes final, at which point the spouse will have to seek either rehabilitative or permanent maintenance.
In deciding to award any type of spousal maintenance, the Illinois court will consider the following factors:
The Illinois court may also consider any other relevant factors, such as the physical and mental health of the spouses.
If you have concerns about spousal support, contacting an attorney will help you protect your legal rights and efficiently navigate you through an otherwise complicated and painful process.
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