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Illinois Alimony

After divorce, Illinois divorce court may make temporary or permanent alimony awards to either spouse. Alimony, which also referred to by state divorce laws as spousal support or maintenance, is awarded if the Illinois divorce court determines it fair, without considering marital misconduct of either party. Illinois divorce courts will consider the following factors:

  • Income and earning capacity
  • Standard of living established during the marriage
  • Length of marriage
  • Age and health
  • Tax consequences of Illinois property division
  • Other relevant factors

The spouses have the option of entering into a voluntary agreement regarding property division, alimony and Illinois child custody. A local Illinois divorce attorney can help you determine if negotiating divorce terms with your spouse is possible. Connect with an Illinois divorce lawyer in your area to learn how to protect your interests during divorce. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out an Illinois divorce case review form to get in touch with a local Illinois divorce lawyer today.

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The above synopsis of Illinois divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Illinois divorce lawyer in your area.

Illinois divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.