Peoria, Illinois Spousal Support Attorneys in Peoria County

Peoria, Illinois Spousal Support Attorneys in Peoria County

What is Spousal Support (also known as Maintenance or Alimony)?

In many divorce cases, a major focal point is spousal support. This can the case especially when one spouse has primarily been a stay-at-home parent and has not had a job in recent years. While there are no set parameters or guidelines for spousal support in Peoria, Illinois, this does not mean that parties are not entitled to seek it. However, it does mean that a compelling case needs to be made on both sides of the spousal support matter.

When facing these issues, it is important to have an attorney on your side that understands the laws and will work hard to protect your rights. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we represent clients in Peoria, Illinois and Peoria County from our nearby family law office in Bloomington, Illinois in McLean County in all types of spousal support matters. Regardless of which side of the case you are on, we are committed to providing clients competent, communicative and diligent representation, and working to achieve the most favorable possible outcome on your behalf.

Spousal Maintenance in Peoria County, Illinois

In the past, judges in the state of Illinois were given a lot of power in determining the amount and duration of spousal support that was awarded in divorce cases. As of January 2018, there are new guidelines in place which utilize a formula to calculate the amount of support that should be 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 Peoria, Illinois

To speak to a spousal support lawyer who can help you in Peoria, Illinois and Peoria County, call our nearby office in Bloomington, Illinois in McLean County at 309-807-4915 or contact our law firm online.

To learn more about the Peoria County Family Court, please visit the following links:

 
 

Contact Our Spousal Support Attorneys in Bloomington, Illinois in McLean County, Serving Peoria, Illinois and Peoria County

Are you looking to hire a caring family law attorney to help you with your spousal support matter? If so, schedule a confidential appointment with one of our attorneys today.

McLean County (Bloomington), IL Office: 309-807-4915 | 1012 Ekstam Drive, Suite 4, Bloomington, IL 61704.

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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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