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

630-409-8184

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

Kendall County Alimony Lawyer

Aurora Alimony Lawyer

Experienced Spousal Support Attorney in Aurora, Kendall County, DuPage County, and Kane County

While it is not applicable to every case, alimony (also called spousal support or spousal maintenance) can ensure fairness and financial well-being in the wake of a divorce. Depending on each family's situation, a court will make determinations as to appropriateness of alimony. It is important to realize that there are no state guidelines that guarantee that spousal maintenance will be awarded. A court will look at a range of factors when making a determination, including parties':

  • Needs
  • Ability to pay
  • Length of marriage
  • Prior earning history
  • Future earning potential
  • Nonmarital property and asset allocation

Based on these factors, a court will make an assessment as to whether it would be appropriate to award spousal support. Courts are less likely to grant maintenance in the wake of shorter marriages or ones where both parties have comparable earning potential. When determining whether alimony is suitable, the court will delve deeper into the spouses' incomes, earning potential, skills, training, and other factors. If maintenance is awarded, Illinois law provides guidelines for calculating the amount of alimony based on the net income earned by both parties. The duration of maintenance will be based on the length of the marriage.

It is important to realize that alimony can be structured in a variety of ways. In some cases, it may be paid in one lump sum, while in others, it may consist of monthly payments. While the duration maintenance will be paid will be a percentage of the amount of time the couple was married, the modifiability of maintenance may be a concern, and it may be based on whether an ex-spouse receives an education, becomes self-supporting, or gets remarried. These calculations and determinations can be immensely complex. If you are involved in spousal support issues, it is critical to reach out to expert legal counsel who will work toward an ideal resolution, regardless of your circumstance.

Kendall County Spousal Support Lawyer

For more than a decade, I have been working to help clients reach best possible outcomes in alimony issues. In my years of practice, I have refined my depth of knowledge and familiarity with the operation of the courts in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties as a divorce lawyer. In particular, I have a full knowledge of how evaluations are conducted regarding the establishment of spousal maintenance. As such, I am ideally suited to help you secure the spousal support to which you are entitled and need, or conversely, to help you to avoid an obligation you do not deserve.

To schedule a consultation with Aurora alimony attorney Matthew M. Williams, call 630-409-8184 or e-mail the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

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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