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West Chicago divorce attorney spousal maintenance

The state of Illinois has established spousal support guidelines for those in the midst of a divorce. Spousal support, also referred to as alimony or maintenance, is a court-ordered payment one spouse must pay to the other for an extended period of time. Spousal support is calculated by taking 33.33 percent of the payor’s net income minus 25 percent of the receiver’s net income. The final calculation, when added to the receiver’s income, cannot surpass 40 percent of the spouses' combined net income. In the event the final calculation is above 40 percent, it will be reduced to meet the required limit. 

When going through a divorce, it is important to consider all of the factors involving spousal support. If you are unsure of your eligibility or fear for your future financial stability, an experienced family law attorney can assist you during the legal proceedings to make sure your rights are protected. 

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