Belleville, Illinois Spousal Support Attorneys in St. Clair County

Belleville, Illinois Spousal Support Attorneys in St. Clair County

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 St. Clair 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 Belleville, Illinois

To speak to an spousal support lawyer who can help you in Belleville, IL in St. Clair County, call us at 618-310-3711 or contact our law firm online.

To learn more about the St. Clair County Family Court, please visit the following links:

Contact Our Spousal Support Attorneys in Belleville, Illinois in St. Clair 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.

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL Office: 618-310-3711 click here for office information 115 Lincoln Place Court, Suite 101, Belleville, IL 62221.

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Helpful Information On Child Support Matters

On our webpage, we also have pages on various other topics involving support that might be helpful to you, including the pages below and those on our menu:
Missouri child support calculator
If you are looking for a child support estimate in Missouri, we have a sample Form 14 on our webpage that can help give you a general idea in terms of child support numbers for your case.
Illinois child support calculator
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Illinois, on our webpage, we have a sample Illinois child support calculator. This might be helpful in terms of giving you a general idea of child support in your case.
Kansas child support chart
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Kansas, we have a simple chart on our webpage. This might be helpful in giving an approximation.
Oklahoma child support chart
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Oklahoma, we have a simple chart on our webpage. This might be helpful in giving an approximation.
Informational support videos
We have information child support videos from some live seminars that we have hosted on our webpage that you can view.
Child support emancipation
If you are interested in know how child support emancipation works, we have information on our webpage that you can view.
College education and child support
The cost of college and university education can be an important component of child support in divorce and custody cases. Our lawyers can assist if the cost of education is an issue in your case.
Modification of child support
In some cases, the court has issued a child support order. After the passage of time, it might be important to seek a modification where there have been changed circumstances of a substantial and continuing basis. You can discuss this with our lawyers if you think a modification might be appropriate in your case.
Modification of spousal support (alimony/maintenance)
Spousal maintenance can be ordered at the conclusion of a divorce. In some cases, the parties might need to seek a modification and/or termination of a maintenance order. Our lawyers can assist in many instances.
Daycare and child support
In divorce and custody cases where there are young children, the cost of daycare or childcare can be an important issue. Our lawyers can help you work through these issues.
Dependency exemptions
The dependency exemptions can be important for many divorcing parties or unmarried couples. Our lawyers can represent you in these circumstances.
Division of Child Support Enforcement
Many child support matters end up being addressed through state administrative agencies. Our lawyers can help represent you before state child support agencies.
Wage withholding orders and garnishments
In some cases, child support can be paid either through a wage withholding order or garnishment. Our lawyers can help you navigate the process.
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From our webpage, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view support calculators for MissouriIllinois and Kansas.

If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.

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