Spousal Maintenance Or Alimony In Illinois

In Illinois, spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) can be awarded in marriages when one of the parties has a financial need and the other party can afford to pay. Both temporary and permanent spousal maintenance is available depending on the circumstances of your situation.

As a Wheaton divorce lawyer with more than 30 years of family law experience in the western Chicago suburbs, Terry Fawell can help you understand when the courts will award maintenance and how the amount is determined. Fawell & Fawell offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

2019 Updates to Taxes And Spousal Maintenance

Beginning January 1st, 2019, the Tax Cuts and Job Acts brought about a substantial shift in the way that spousal maintenance is taxed. For the payor, spousal maintenance payments are not tax deductible. Nor are payments taxed as income for the payee. When addressing spousal maintenance, it is important to consider all tax implications.

Making Changes To Spousal Maintenance

Even though maintenance is called permanent, it is always modifiable when there is a substantial change in circumstances. It terminates upon the remarriage or cohabitation of the recipient.

Talk To An Experienced Lawyer About Your Situation

For a free initial consultation about your spousal maintenance case, email Fawell & Fawell or call 630-480-6253. From our office in Wheaton, we serve clients in DuPage, Kane and Will counties.