What Is Spousal Support (also known as Maintenance or Alimony)?
In many divorce proceedings, spousal support is a major focal point. This is particularly true when one spouse has been a stay-at-home parent and has not worked in recent years. While there are no set guidelines or requirements for spousal support in Missouri, that doesn’t mean that spouses are not entitled to seek it. It only means that a compelling case needs to be made no matter what side you are on in a maintenance case.
Be sure that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who understands the law and will fight to protect your interests. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we represent clients throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma in all types of spousal support matters. No matter which side of the case you are on, we are committed to doing everything in our power to secure the most favorable possible result on your behalf.
Spousal Maintenance in Sangamon County, Illinois
In years past in the State of Illinois judges were given a lot of power in determining the amount and duration of maintenance awarded in divorce cases. And now as of January, 2018 there are new guidelines in place which use a formula to calculate the amount of maintenance awarded as well as the duration of the payments.
The Formula to Estimate The Length of Divorce Maintenance/Spousal Support Award in Your Case is:
- (Marriage 0-5 years) x (20%)
- (Marriage 5-6 years) x (24%)
- (Marriage 6-7 years) x (28%)
- (Marriage 7-8 years) x (32%)
- (Marriage 8-9 years) x (36%)
- (Marriage 9-10 years) x (40%)
- (Marriage 10-11 years) x (44%)
- (Marriage 11-12 years) x (48%)
- (Marriage 12-13 years) x (52%)
- (Marriage 13-14 years) x (56%)
- (Marriage 14-15 years) x (60%)
- (Marriage 15-16 years) x (64%)
- (Marriage 16-17 years) x (68%)
- (Marriage 17-18 years) x (74%)
- (Marriage 18-19 years) x (76%)
- (Marriage 19-20 years) x (80%)
- Marriages of 20+ years – court shall order either permanent maintenance or the length of the marriage
Formula for Maintenance: Amount – (30% of the payer’s income) – (20% of the receiver’s income)
*The receiver’s new income cannot exceed 40% of the parties’ combined income
Handling Spousal Support in Springfield, Illinois
To speak to an spousal support lawyer who can help you in Springfield, IL in Sangamon County, call us at 217-717-8605 or contact our law firm online.
To learn more about the Sangamon County Family Court, please visit the following links:
- Sangamon County Family Court: Any additional information regarding the Sangamon County family court can be found here.
- Sangamon County Local Court Rules: Wondering what all of the Sangamon County court rules may be? Click here to take a look.
- Sangamon County Courthouse Directions: Do you need directions or a map of the Sangamon County courthouse? Click on this link provided to help you out!
Contact Our Spousal Support Attorneys in Springfield, Illinois in Sangamon County
Are you looking to hire an experienced family law attorney to help you with your spousal support matter? If so, schedule a confidential appointment with one of our attorneys, contact us online.
Sangamon County (Springfield), IL Office: 217-717-8605 click here for office information 400 S. 9th Street, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62701.