Warrenville IL Spousal Support Lawyer
Skilled Alimony and Maintenance Attorney in West Chicago
Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support, is a monetary award paid to the dependent spouse to help meet his/her financial needs during a divorce proceeding and after it is finalized. This type of support is often a major point of contention during a marriage dissolution. For this reason, it is important to have a strong divorce lawyer in your corner fighting to protect your rights and interests.
At The Law Offices of Nancy Kasko, LLC, we understand all the ins and outs of Illinois spousal support laws, and what factors are used by the court to determine if spousal maintenance is warranted. Attorney Nancy Kasko handles all of our divorce and family law cases. Nancy has been through a contested divorce herself, and she knows first-hand the enormous emotional and financial toll this process takes on spouses and their families.
Nancy delivers highly personalized representation to each client she serves. She takes the time to listen to her clients’ needs, thoroughly assess the unique set of facts in the case, and develop the most practical and effective strategy (based on their specific needs). Nancy also stays in touch regularly throughout the proceeding, providing support and encouragement as well as ongoing updates on the progress of the case.
Spousal Support Awards in Illinois
Recent changes to the Illinois alimony/spousal maintenance laws have compelled the court to weigh several factors in deciding whether or not spousal support is appropriate, then to use specific statutory formulas (in many cases) to determine the amount and duration of the award.
Some of the primary determining factors for spousal maintenance include:
- How long the spouses were married;
- The differences in income between the two spouses;
- The health and age of each spouse;
- The established standard of living while married;
- Career sacrifices made for the sake of the marriage/family;
- The future earning potential of each spouse;
- The time needed for the dependent spouse to obtain training, education and employment;
- All sources of public and private income (e.g., disability, retirement, etc.);
- Tax implications of the division of assets;
- Any valid agreements between the two parties.
For cases in which the combined gross income of the couple is less than $250,000 per year and neither spouse has children from a prior marriage, the court is instructed to apply a complex statutory formula based on the income of each spouse and the duration of the marriage. If the couple’s combined gross income exceeds $250,000 annually and/or there are children from a prior marriage, the court has discretion to determine an appropriate award based on the factors mentioned above.
Speak with a Compassionate North Aurora Spousal Support Attorney
Alimony or spousal maintenance is an area in which many couples have sharp disagreements. Attorney Nancy Kasko understands the need for a fair and equitable award that is in keeping with your best interests. She is a skilled litigator and strong negotiator, and she effectively utilizes all relevant facts to move your case toward a favorable result. For a free consultation with attorney Kasko, contact our Warrenville office today at 630-836-8540 or our Wheaton office at 630-407-1665. We serve clients in Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, and West Chicago, and DuPage County, Illinois.