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
*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:
- Peoria County Family Court: Any additional information regarding the Peoria County family court can be found here.
- Peoria County Local Court Rules: Wondering what all of the Peoria County court rules may be? Click here to take a look.
- Peoria County Courthouse Directions: Do you need directions or a map of the Peoria County courthouse? Click on this link provided to help you out!
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.