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.
Goldstein Law Offices has more than 40 years of experience in divorce-related issues. A background in taxation law, accounting and finance give 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 847-926-0300.