The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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Illinois family law: the basics of spousal maintenance

When a married couple divorces or legally separates in Illinois, sometimes the family circumstances indicate that one of the spouses should receive support payments from the other after going their separate ways. Spousal maintenance, also called alimony or spousal support, is the transfer of money from one former spouse to the other on an ongoing basis - usually monthly - as part of the divorce decree.

Spousal maintenance is not automatically awarded, and it is different than and separate from child support.

An Illinois Divorce is Often Not Just About Children and Houses

Kendall County, IL Divorce Attorney

Anyone seeking a divorce has a myriad of decisions to make and issues to sort out. In addition to difficult issues of parental rights, child custody and visitation, there is also the issue of property division, which can be a huge sticking point in many divorces.

The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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