Our Divorce Lawyers
The breakup of a marriage is one of the most difficult obstacles a family may ever face. At Dolci & Weiland we have three generations of DuPage County divorce lawyers who are deeply in tune with what an emotional roller coaster a divorce may be. It is crucial to find a family attorney who is there to make strategic and logical decisions on your behalf.
Learn more about your parental rights, entitlement to maintenance (alimony), and the division of marital assets by making an appointment with us today.
Illinois Divorce Maintenance
Maintenance was previously called alimony. It is financial support paid to one’s spouse or former spouse in the form of period payments. Maintenance is calculated separate and distinguished from child support, which is support paid towards the support of the children and on a child support obligation. Maintenance will always vary from case to case, and even Judge to Judge, and can be very difficult to procure. For that reason, it is of the utmost importance that your divorce attorney has is experienced in handling divorce and post-divorce cases.
At Dolci & Weiland, we understand that to obtain the appropriate amount of maintenance, a thorough knowledge of the facts of the case and the law that applies is essential. Contact our divorce lawyers and during our free initial consultation we will get as many facts as we can to determine the the possibility of obtaining or increasing maintenance or to defend against a maintenance claim.
12 Factors Illinois Circuit Court must consider when determining divorce maintenance:
- The income and property of each party, including marital property apportioned and non marital property assigned to the party seeking maintenance;
- The needs of each party;
- The present and future earning capacity of each party;
- Any impairment of the present and future earning capacity of the party seeking maintenance due to that party devoting time to domestic duties or having forgone or delayed education, training, employment, or career opportunities due to the marriage;
- The time necessary to enable the party seeking maintenance to acquire appropriate education, training, and employment, and whether that party is able to support himself or herself through appropriate employment or is the custodian of a child making it appropriate that the custodian not seek employment;
- The standard of living established during the marriage;
- The duration of the marriage;
- The age and the physical and emotional condition of both parties;
- The tax consequences of the property division upon the respective economic circumstances of the parties;
- Contributions and services by the party seeking maintenance to the education, training, career or career potential, or license of the other spouse;
- Any valid agreement of the parties; and
- Any other factor that the court expressly finds to be just and equitable.
Contact a DuPage Divorce Lawyer
Contact us at 630-261-9098 to receive answers to all of your questions during a free initial consultation. Our Divorce Attorneys will fight tenaciously for your rights and make sure you are treated fairly.