Efficiently Resolving Support Matters

Issues related to child support and spousal maintenance are often highly contentious, with each spouse vying for their own interests. Illinois courts have guidelines in place for determining the amount and duration of the support awards. But having an attorney advocating for your best interests can significantly increase your chance of a positive outcome.

Get the support and guidance you need by working with Goldstein Law Offices in Highland Park. We have more than four decades of experience and a track record of successful results.

Spousal Maintenance

To ensure a spouse has the financial capacity to support themselves, a judge may order the other spouse to pay spousal maintenance. However, the judge is not required to award support. To determine if maintenance is appropriate, the court weighs factors such as the needs of each party, the amount of income and property available to each spouse, potential earning capacity and the duration of the marriage.

If the couple had a valid marital agreement outlining provisions for the amount and duration of spousal support, the court will apply those terms.

Child Support

Both parents have an obligation to ensure their child receives adequate care and support. A noncustodial parent must pay child support. The amount varies based on the specifics of each case, but at a minimum, Illinois courts will use the income shares model. The state based this model on the typical costs of raising a child in a family with the same combined income and number of children.

Establishing Support Amounts And Securing Results

Whether you need to obtain, modify or enforce a support order, Goldstein Law Offices can help. To secure your financial future, reach us by email or call 847-926-0300 today to schedule a no-cost initial phone consultation.