During a divorce, it is natural to mourn the loss of the future you hoped to share with your partner when you got married. As you move through the process, an important part of your recovery is focusing on yourself. During your divorce proceedings, settlements or orders issued by the judge can help ensure you receive what you need to move forward. Depending on the situation, spousal support, or alimony, may be included. The following outlines how these payments can help you make a fresh start.
Alimony can help you maintain your standard of living in the aftermath of a divorce, reducing the financial impacts you suffer as a result of your breakup. Under the Illinois Statutes, you may be entitled to spousal support based on the length of your marriage and factors such as:
Discuss your rights to alimony with our Chicago divorce attorney before dismissing the idea or signing any documents surrendering your rights.
Learning to live on your own after a divorce can prove challenging. Psychology Today advises taking time for yourself, letting go of the past, and exploring new goals and what makes you happy can help you make a successful adjustment. By providing a measure of financial security, alimony payments can help you recover and move forward, as well. Ways in which these payments can provide a fresh start after divorce include:
Alimony can prove crucial in recovering after a divorce. Before dismissing the idea or surrendering your rights, speak to our legal team at the Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group first. Call or contact our Chicago divorce attorneys online today to schedule a consultation.
There are many factors to consider when contemplating divorce, and a pre-divorce planning session can help you begin to plan for a divorce. Please contact the professionals at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by calling (312) 585-6604 or clicking here to schedule a consultation.
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