Family Law Alimony and Spousal Maintenance

Family Law
Alimony and Spousal Maintenance

Alimony & Spousal Maintenance Attorney

Spousal maintenance (alimony) can be one of the most complex and potentially contentious aspects of a divorce. An experienced divorce attorney can advise you of your rights, help you anticipate how a court will analyze a spousal maintenance claim, and ensure the protection of your rights.

To speak with an experienced alimony and spousal support attorney about a spousal maintenance claim, contact the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation. We have provided knowledgeable and skilled legal representation for hundreds of clients in divorce and family law cases. Attorney Susan A. Marks has considerable experience in cases involving spousal maintenance claims.

Types Of Spousal Maintenance In Illinois

Illinois law grants judges considerable discretion to resolve spousal maintenance claims. The court has the discretion to grant or deny maintenance to either spouse. The court may fashion a maintenance order in an amount and for a duration that it deems appropriate.

There are three types of spousal maintenance in Illinois:

  • Temporary maintenance may be awarded while the divorce is pending and provides income for the spouse to live on during the divorce.
  • Rehabilitative maintenance is paid after the divorce for a period of time deemed necessary by the court to enable a spouse to become self-supporting. For example, a spouse may need time to acquire additional education or job training to become financially self-supporting.
  • Permanent maintenance, which is most often awarded in cases involving a long-term marriage where one spouse has sacrificed his or her career to be a stay-at-home parent. Spouses may also receive permanent maintenance if they cannot care for themselves due to a disability or illness or if other compelling factors warrant an award of permanent maintenance.

We Know How To Explain Your Financial Story To The Court And In Negotiation

We will calculate your maintenance needs and give you an idea of what you can expect. Given the significant discretion granted to courts to fashion spousal maintenance orders, it is critical that you retain an experienced family law attorney who can properly frame the facts of your case and make a compelling argument on your behalf.

Attorney Susan A. Marks has extensive experience in cases involving spousal maintenance claims. She takes time to understand how a divorce will impact her clients’ financial security and works diligently to protect their rights.

Contact A Divorce Lawyer

To schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Susan A. Marks, call 847-255-9925 or contact us toll-free at 877-286-8180. You may also contact us by email.


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