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Illinois Maintenance

Maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is spousal support assigned after divorce or legal separation. By definition, maintenance is an attempt to place both parties on somewhat equal footing after the dissolution of marriage. This doesn’t necessarily mean equal income for both parties, but the idea is that both spouses can leave the marriage with a lifestyle that is as close as possible to the one in which they were living while married.

Thomas Law Office is a trusted legal firm dedicated to aggressively advocating for our clients in McHenry County and Kane County. Whether you are a payee or a receipent of maintenance we can aggressively represent clients in Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, Marengo, West Dundee, East Dundee, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Woodstock and Cary. When it comes to maintenance in divorce cases, lawyer Colleen Thomas knows how to accurately report income so that our clients achieve the most desirable results.

The amount of maintenance to be paid by the higher-earning spouse is decided based on lifestyle while married as well as the lower-earning spouse’s income. As a lawyer, Ms. Thomas will work with you and the judge to convince the court that a certain amount is needed to maintain living expenses, childcare, etc. If you are the party required to pay maintenance, she will double-check the other party’s expenses to make sure they are accurate and not inflated in any way that would affect your maintenance obligation.

Determining Maintenance in Illinois

Maintenance requests are very subjective and there is no state mandate for how much should be paid after divorce. This is why choosing the right attorney in your case is so critical. At Thomas Law Office, our priority is your peace of mind. As a former employee of the Kane County Judges Office, Colleen Thomas has a long-standing history with local judges and knows exactly how to handle your case with each judge. Contact Thomas Law Office by calling (847) 426-7990. You can also send an email to schedule a consultation for your case.