Maintenance / Alimony
Maintenance is a payment that one spouse makes for the support of the other after the marriage ends. Where one spouse is not self-supporting after a dissolution of marriage while the other spouse is both self-supporting and able to contribute to the other spouse’s support, maintenance is generally ordered. The amount and duration of maintenance vary depending on a number of criteria provided for by statute. Illinois law provides no formula by which to calculate the right amount for maintenance. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP attorneys have both prosecuted and defended many cases in which maintenance is a key issue. They are well trained and experienced in developing and presenting evidence for trial or settlement negotiations that take into account the parties’ needs and ability to pay, as well as the tax impact of maintenance payments.
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