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Wheaton Alimony/Maintenance Lawyer

DuPage County Alimony Support Lawyers

Attorneys for Spousal Maintenance Issues in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn and Naperville

Our attorneys at The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. have extensive experience working with clients on alimony matters. We represent husbands and wives in Wheaton, DuPage County, DeKalb County, Kane County, Kendall County and Will County.

Alimony, also known as maintenance in Illinois, is a support payment paid from one spouse to the other after a divorce. The intent of alimony is to prevent one spouse from encountering financial difficulty because of the divorce. Consequently, the lesser earning spouse receives a monthly payment from the greater earning spouse.

How Spousal Maintenance Is Calculated

In Illinois, determinations related to spousal maintenance entitlement are made based on a number of factors, including:

  • Income of each spouse
  • Financial needs of each spouse
  • Each spouse's current and future earning potential
  • If a spouse's earning potential was diminished because he or she took time off to care for the family
  • How long it would take to increase earning potential through education or training
  • Contributions one spouse made to the other spouse's career
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • Allocated parenting responsibilities regarding the children
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • Any valid pre- or postnuptial agreement
  • Possible tax consequences

Calculations for the amount of alimony are made based on a statutory formula when the gross combined annual income of both spouses is less than $500,000. The formula is as follows: 33.3 percent of the payor's net income minus 25 percent of the payee's net income. The result cannot be more than 40 percent of the payor and payee's combined net income when added to the payee's net income. If it is, the alimony will be reduced to make it 40 percent.

The duration of the alimony is derived by multiplying the length of the marriage by a factor according to the following table:

Years Of Marriage   Multiplication Factor
0-5 Years0.20
5-6 Years0.24
6-7 Years0.28
7-8 Years0.32
8-9 Years0.36
9-10 Years0.40
10-11 Years0.44
11-12 Years0.48
12-13 Years0.52
13-14 Years0.56
14-15 Years0.60
15-16 Years0.64
16-17 Years0.68
17-18 Years0.72
18-19 Years0.76
19-20 Years0.80
18-19 Years0.76
>20 YearsIndefinite alimony or alimony equal to length of marriage

If the financial circumstances of either spouse change significantly, a modification can be requested in court. Alimony is also terminated if the supported spouse remarries or lives with an intimate partner.

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