Finding Spousal Maintenance Solutions for Our Clients
Alimony, also referred to as spousal maintenance, can be one of the more emotional issues in any divorce. Many spouses hold strong views as to whether they should be obligated to pay alimony, or whether they should receive alimony. Whichever side of the issue you are on, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands your goals and will work tirelessly to achieve them. We are the attorneys of Brady & Jensen. We serve clients across Kane County and the surrounding areas of Illinois in a wide range of divorce and family law matters. We offer knowledgeable, compassionate legal representation to people going through divorce.
Judges have substantial discretion in deciding whether to award alimony to one spouse. Judges can consider a number of factors when making this decision. Among these factors are the length of the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, the assets and earning capacities of each party.
Additionally, there are two different types of spousal maintenance under Illinois law. There is what is known as rehabilitative maintenance. These payments are made to one spouse for a limited period of time to help him or her become able to support him or herself. Permanent maintenance is generally paid in situations when one spouse relied heavily on the other for financial support. Permanent maintenance is more likely to be granted in long-term marriages.
Everyone's situation is different. Our Elgin Alimony lawyers have handled numerous divorces for people from all walks of life. We will be able to give you a candid, informed appraisal of your situation. In addition, we will fully address every other part of your divorce, from child custody and visitation to property division and child support.
Call the Elgin Alimony Attorneys of Brady & Jensen
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your divorce issues. Call us toll free at 866-930-2063 or e-mail us today.