Divorce and Family Law
Maintenance, Alimony and Spousal Support
Maintenance, also known as Alimony, is Spousal Support that one ex-spouse pays to the other ex-spouse. The Illinois Maintenance laws contains a formula by which the amount of Maintenance payments are calculated, and whether the Maintenance payments will be Temporary Maintenance or Permanent Maintenance. In most cases, the amount of Maintenance is based on the net income of each person, and the duration of Maintenance is based on the length of the marriage. Judges determine whether Maintenance is appropriate based on factors including the income, education, health, needs, and earning capacities of each person. The skilled divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience both prosecuting and defending claims for Maintenance.
Temporary Maintenance, Alimony and Spousal Support
Temporary Maintenance, also known as Temporary Alimony or Temporary Spousal Support, is the support paid by one spouse to the other spouse during the divorce case but before the Final Divorce Decree is entered by the Court. The divorce attorneys at Bruning & Associates, P.C. work diligently to complete your divorce case as quickly as possible. However, some divorce cases take longer to resolve, and many cases involve a request by one of the spouses for Temporary Maintenance. The skilled divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates, P.C. have substantial education, training, experience, and expertise with respect to Temporary Maintenance proceedings in the divorce court.
Modifications of Maintenance
Generally, Maintenance Judgments can be modified if either spouse experiences a substantial change in his or her financial circumstances. In such cases, the amount of Maintenance may be increased or decreased depending upon the circumstances. Maintenance Modifications in most cases are effective as of the date of the filing of a motion to increase or decrease the payment amount. To avoid overpaying or receiving less than you are entitled, immediately contact a Bruning & Associates, P.C. divorce lawyer if your financial circumstances permit you to increase the Maintenance that you receive, or if your circumstances permit you to decrease the amount you pay for Maintenance.
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