Alimony in a divorce or dissolution case is based primarily on two important factors: need and an ability to pay. But what does that mean? Well, Illinois courts have the authority to grant alimony (spousal support) to either party in a divorce or dissolution. That alimony award could be either permanent or rehabilitative (temporary).
But before that happens, the spouse who is requesting alimony has to prove that he or she really needs to be supported AND that the other spouse has the financial ability to pay that support.
Assuming that threshhold is reached, there are several other statutory factors that a court can then consider in determining what, if anything, would be a fair alimony award.
Family Law Attorneys, Prime Law Group LLC, represents clients requiring assistance and advice in family law matters relating to alimony throughout the Northern Illinois area including, but not limited to McHenry County, Lake County, and Kane County.
If you need to know whether an award of alimony is appropriate as you begin a divorce or dissolution of your partnership or marriage, or your currently in the process of figuring out a fair alimony settlement, or if you are having problems or issues with a court-ordered alimony arrangement call the Family Law Attorneys at Prime Law Group and Let Us Help.
Contact us online or call us at (815) 338-2040 to schedule your free initial consultation with a Family Law Attorney so that you can learn more about your rights and options. Serving McHenry County, Lake County and Kane County, Illinois (IL).