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Advancing Spousal Maintenance

Many variables can affect spousal maintenance, so it is essential that you have a skilled family law Attorney that is comfortable with the complex variables and details involved in pursuing the best outcome for your situation.

The Law Offices of Christopher D. Edmonds, Ltd., has almost 40 years of experience in all aspects of family law, including spousal maintenance. They will listen to your concerns and take note of your needs while explaining the effect of the law in your matter, and they will handle your divorce efficiently and expeditiously from beginning to end.

Knowledgeable Management Of Your Case Under The Law

Legal provisions for spousal maintenance have changed considerably over the last few years. Currently, all divorcing couples with a combined income of fewer than $500,000 may be subject to the state formula for spousal support. 

Currently, Illinois courts are tasked with determining whether the payment of maintenance to one spouse is appropriate based on numerous factors enumerated in Illinois statutes, including, but not limited to, duration of the marriage, experience in the workforce, standard of living during the marriage and whether one party agreed to forgo work experience to care for the children and/or the household. If the court determines that maintenance is appropriate, the court will follow statutory guidelines as to how much maintenance is to be paid and for what duration. Maintenance for an indefinite period is usually for marriages lasting 20 or more years.

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Pursuing spousal maintenance can make a substantial difference in your financial position after divorce. To find out more, call The Law Offices of Christopher D. Edmonds, Ltd., at 708-562-9880 or connect with us online.