Going through a divorce can put your finances in serious jeopardy, particularly if you relied on your spouse’s income to make ends meet. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to alimony payments. At Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, our Chicago alimony attorneys explain the different types of alimony awarded and factors that could influence your rights in these proceedings.
Under the Illinois Statutes, you may be entitled to alimony in your divorce if your income is lower than your spouse’s or you sacrificed your own career or education to help your spouse achieve professional success. Otherwise referred to as spousal maintenance, it is not required in divorce proceedings but can be negotiated with the various parties involved. There are four types of alimony to which you may be entitled:
The length of the marriage will determine your rights regarding alimony and how long it will be awarded. However, there are other factors that need to be considered when requesting alimony through the Cook County Family Court or other jurisdictions in the state. These include:
Alimony can play a major role in helping you recover financially from your divorce. To discuss your rights regarding these payments, reach out to Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group. Give us a call or contact our Chicago alimony attorneys online today to request 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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