Throughout the course of a marriage, spouses become accustomed to a certain standard of living. How will divorce affect that? Will you be able to receive temporary or long-term support to help you maintain your lifestyle after marriage? Our highly accomplished, experienced Illinois family law attorneys can answer your questions about spousal support and maintenance.
Crystal Lake, Arlington Heights and Barrington Spousal Maintenance Attorneys
At Manassa, Neugebauer, Calzaretta & Stassen, P.C., we can help you assess whether your situation warrants spousal support, and if so, the amount and duration thereof. To speak to one of our Palatine spousal support attorneys in a free consultation, call us at 847-282-4051 or815-384-2238.
To better serve our clients, we have two convenient office locations - Barrington and Crystal Lake - representing clients in Cook, McHenry, Lake, Kane and DuPage Counties in such towns as Arlington Heights, Lakewood and Palatine.
Temporary vs. Long-Term Spousal Support
During the beginning of the divorce process, a dependent spouse may qualify to receive temporary spousal support. This is for the purpose of being able to pay bills and maintain a reasonable standard of living. This support could remain in effect permanently after the divorce depending on a number of factors, primarily the need of the dependent spouse and income of the supporting spouse.
There are three types of spousal support: terminable, reviewable and permanent. Our family law attorneys can help you assess your situation and determine which type of spousal support you can expect.
Compensation Through Property Division
It is considered preferable by the courts to sever ties between spouses as much as possible, allowing them to move forward after the divorce. With that in mind, where possible, Courts compensate a dependent spouse through property division to avoid the need for spousal support.
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To learn more about your rights and responsibilities regarding spousal support and maintenance, contact us for a free consultation with an experienced, accomplished lawyer.