How Is Maintenance/Spousal Support/Alimony Calculated?

There are a number of factors that guide the court in determining spousal support during divorce proceedings. Also referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance in Illinois, there are two general types of support that may be ordered by the court. Temporary spousal support may be ordered during the divorce proceedings, and further support may be ordered following the proceedings if it is necessary to the circumstances. Short-term, long-term or permanent spousal support is based on several factors, including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Income of both spouses
  • Education of both spouses
  • Earning potential of both spouses
  • Ability to pay support
  • Contributions to the marriage, including educational investments
  • Other factors such as value of marital property

Peoria spousal support lawyer Linda Watson can help you seek the support agreement that best suits your particular needs. Each case is different and must be addressed according to the best interests of each client. These determinations also tie closely with the needs of children, including child custody and child support issues.

Once the needs of children have been determined and ruled upon by the court, the needs of the spouses will be addressed. There are several complex factors that impact how support is calculated, and it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney before signing any agreement.

Contact Watson Law For A Spousal Maintenance Lawyer In Peoria

Attorney Linda Watson can guide you through spousal maintenance issues in Illinois. Contact the law firm online, or call 309-733-4395 or toll free at 888-357-4339 to schedule a free initial consultation. Watson Law is centrally located in downtown Peoria, and offers flexible scheduling and reasonable fees to meet the needs of its clients. The firm accepts all major credit cards.