St. Charles, IL Spousal Maintenance Lawyers
Alimony and Spousal Support Attorneys Serving Geneva, Algonquin, and Elgin, IL
Spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) is a form of financial support paid by a higher-earning spouse (the supporting spouse) to the other, lesser-earning spouse (receiving spouse) during and potentially after a divorce. Historically, this support went to wives who had sacrificed their careers or education to stay home to tend to domestic duties. However, as the structures of families changed, so did the rulings for spousal maintenance. No longer a matter of gender, alimony may now be paid to either party if a disparity or risk of financial hardship exists.
At Pucci Pirtle, we understand that a variety of unique circumstances may warrant the distribution of temporary, permanent, or periodic spousal maintenance. Our lawyers are skilled in representing husbands and wives at all income levels, and we work hard to secure you the most favorable settlement possible. Whenever necessary, we can help track down hidden assets and ensure asset valuations are accurate. We aggressively represent your best interests during amicable negotiations or in contentious battles involving court and extensive litigation.
Considerations for Spousal Maintenance
In the State of Illinois, the amount and duration of alimony are often determined using a formula. In high-asset divorces, this formula is often less rigid, but the factors to determine the amount of support usually remains the same. These considerations typically include:
- Income and assets of each spouse;
- Financial needs of each spouse;
- Age and health of each spouse;
- Standard of living established during the marriage;
- Length of the marriage;
- Current and future earning potential of each spouse;
- Earning impairment experienced while carrying out domestic duties;
- Contributions the lesser-earning spouse made to the education, career, or training of the higher-earning spouse;
- Time needed to pursue further education, training, or employment for the lesser-earning spouse;
- Tax consequences;
- Prenuptial agreements; and
- Any other factors the court deems necessary.
Contact Our Kane, McHenry, and DuPage County Lawyers
If you are planning on filing for divorce and are at risk for financial hardship, Pucci Pirtle can assertively represent your spousal maintenance case. Our attorneys take the time to thoughtfully answer all of your questions and we invest in your future by giving you the experienced representation you deserve. We stand by your side throughout the entire process to ensure your rights are protected. Contact us at 847-426-1866 (Elgin, IL office) or 630-945-8807 (St. Charles, IL office) to schedule a free consultation. We serve Kane, McHenry, and DuPage Counties.