Spousal Maintenance Support
Attorney in Lake County & Cook County, Illinois
Obtaining The Support Award You Need
In certain cases, Illinois courts award ongoing monetary support, known as spousal maintenance, to allow the ex-spouse to support themselves. If you need to defend yourself against a support claim or secure a support award, turn to our firm for help.
has more than 40 years of experience in divorce-related issues. A background in taxation law, accounting and finance gives attorney Goldstein the ability to demonstrate your support needs.
Determining The Need
Spousal maintenance is not required; judges will only award support if they deem it appropriate. When fraught with conflict, divorce cases can be quite lengthy. While the divorce case is in progress, a spouse can request temporary maintenance.
When determining if an ongoing support award is fitting, the court will consider various factors, including:
Income and property
Current and future earning potential
Time and money needed for vocational training or education to secure a job
Each spouse’s needs
The age and physical and emotional health of both spouses
Duration of the marriage
Contributions to the marriage, such as child care or homemaking
The marital standard of living
Any agreements between spouses, such as a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
Ensure The Best Outcome With Our Help
Whether you were the spouse who raised children and supported your partner or you were the primary earner in the marriage, we can find a solution to your spousal support issue. Get the help you need by contacting our office in Highland Park today. To schedule a free initial phone consultation, reach us by email or call.