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Wheaton: Office

460 S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 904-3033

Naperville: Office

119 S. Ellsworth St.
Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 984-7344

St. Charles: Office

555 S. Randall Rd.
Suite 204
St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 882-2114

Warrenville: Office

4200 Cantera Dr.
Suite 200
Warrenville, IL 60555

(630) 882-5837

Wheaton Spousal Maintenance Attorneys

Wheaton spousal support lawyer

Spousal Support and Alimony in DuPage County

Spousal maintenance, also called spousal support or alimony, is often one of the most contentious matters involved in a divorce. Maintenance payments are made from one former spouse to the other and are intended to offset the financial hardship a divorce may cause to one spouse. How much one spouse owes to another varies depending on the specific financial circumstances of both parties. At the Abear Law Offices, we are experienced in negotiating and litigating issues of spousal maintenance from both sides.

How Spousal Maintenance and Support is Determined

The Illinois court considers numerous factors when making a determination about spousal maintenance. Some of these factors include:

  • The current resources of both parties
  • The current financial needs of both parties
  • The future earning capacity of both parties
  • Impairments to future earning capacity of one party caused by the marriage (i.e. delayed education to have children)
  • Contributions by one party to the education or career of the other party
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage

Additionally, the court may consider any pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement in effect. These agreements often have specific provisions for spousal maintenance in the event of a divorce, but they are not written in stone. It is up to the court’s discretion to make what it determines to be a fair spousal maintenance order.

Adjustments to Spousal Maintenance and Support

As circumstances change for one or both parties, adjustments can and should be made to spousal maintenance orders. For example, if the party receiving support payments remarries, the party paying the support payments can receive a post decree modification ending spousal maintenance.

Attorney Anthony Abear is experienced in handling issues of spousal maintenance and support as part of a divorce proceeding or as a post decree modification. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

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  • Wheaton Office
    460 S. County Farm Rd.
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 904-3033
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  • St. Charles Office
    555 S. Randall Rd.
    Suite 204
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    (630) 882-2114
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  • Warrenville Office
    4200 Cantera Dr.
    Suite 200
    Warrenville, IL 60555
    (630) 882-5837
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  • Chicago Office
    33 N. La Salle St.
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (224) 765-9498
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  • Naperville Office
    119 S. Ellsworth St.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 984-7344
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