Alimony or what we now call spousal support is a major issue in divorces especially in Illinois. Illinois is a very liberal state when it comes to alimony or spousal support. In Illinois, we now have a formula which essentially takes 30% of the higher wage earner's salary and subtracts 20% from the lower wager earner's wages.
Are you contemplating divorce? Are you entitled to maintenance or spousal support?
Many of my clients want to know if they can get spousal support or what was formerly called alimony. Others are afraid that their entire paychecks will be swallowed up in spousal support and they will end up living in a cardboard box!
Divorce Can be Very Difficult for people over 50 but Gray Divorce is becoming more and more common! Between 1990 and 2010 the divorce rate among couples over 50 more than doubled. By 2010 more than 25% of divorcees were in this category.