Chicago Spousal Support Attorney
Helping Men and Women Seek Spousal Support
Having an experienced family law attorney is important when it comes to spousal support. Spousal support (also known as spousal maintenance/alimony) is not a right but is part of the divorce process. Like child support, it is based on a number of factors and can be enforced and modified.
Spousal Maintenance/Alimony in Illinois
At the Oak Park, Illinois, law office of Gabrielle S. Davis, P.C., I help both men and women work through all matters associated with divorce, including spousal support/alimony. As an experienced spousal support lawyer I can help make sure your interests are protected when it comes to spousal support as well as child support agreements. Contact my Oak Park law office today.
Factors Determining Spousal Support
For couples who have been together for many years, a spouse who is financially dependent on the other spouse may have a right to receive support. Other factors determining spousal support include:
- Length of marriage
- Discrepancies in income
- Standard of living established during marriage
- Age/physical conditions of either party
- Emotional condition of either party
- Contributions toward education, training or career of either party
There are also different types of spousal support/alimony, depending on the situation. Permanent alimony is not as common but is generally reserved for those couples who have been married for a long time. Alimony can also be rehabilitative, pending on one spouse going to school or obtaining a degree. The agreement can be reviewed by the court.
Enforcement and Modifications
I also assist my clients with spousal support enforcements, if a former spouse fails to meet their obligations. Legal remedies for enforcement include garnishment of wages, levies on bank accounts and judgments.
Situations do change and that is why most spousal support agreements are modifiable. If your life circumstances change in such a way that you require a spousal support modification, such as change in income or employment, I can help you petition the court to modify your alimony agreement.
Talk With an Oak Park Alimony Lawyer
Contact my Oak Park office online to schedule a free initial consultation about your spousal maintenance/alimony issues. As an experienced spousal support lawyer with more than 20 years experience, I provide results-focused representation with personalized client service. Call 708.358.0901.