Alimony & Maintenance Aurora, IL Lawyers

Maintenance was previously called alimony. It is financial support, in the form of period payments, paid to one’s spouse or former spouse.

Maintenance Aurora, IL is completely separate and distinguished from child support, which is support paid towards the support of the children and on a child support obligation.

Maintenance Aurora, IL will always vary from case to case, and even Judge to Judge, and can be very difficult to procure.

For that reason, it is of the utmost importance for your attorney to have significant experience in handling divorce and post-divorce cases.

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12 Factors Illinois Circuit Court must consider when determining divorce maintenance:

  1. The income and property of each party, including marital property apportioned and non marital property assigned to the party seeking maintenance;
  2. The needs of each party;
  3. The present and future earning capacity of each party;
  4. Any impairment of the present and future earning capacity of the party seeking maintenance due to that party devoting time to domestic duties or having forgone or delayed education, training, employment, or career opportunities due to the marriage;
  5. The time necessary to enable the party seeking maintenance to acquire appropriate education, training, and employment, and whether that party is able to support himself or herself through appropriate employment or is the custodian of a child making it appropriate that the custodian not seek employment;
  6. The standard of living established during the marriage;
  7. The duration of the marriage;
  8. The age and the physical and emotional condition of both parties;
  9. The tax consequences of the property division upon the respective economic circumstances of the parties;
  10. Contributions and services by the party seeking maintenance to the education, training, career or career potential, or license of the other spouse;
  11. Any valid agreement of the parties; and
  12. Any other factor that the court expressly finds to be just and equitable. any other factor that the court expressly finds to be just and equitable.

At Motta & Motta LLC, we understand that to obtain maintenance Aurora, IL, a thorough knowledge of the facts of the case and the law that applies is essential.

Contact our divorce lawyers and during our free initial consultation we will get as many facts as we can to determine the the possibility of obtaining or increasing maintenance or to defend against a maintenance Aurora, IL claim.

At Motta & Motta we know that every case is different so allow our years of experience and our familiarity with Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and DeKalb County family courts, benefit you.