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Barrington, IL Lawyers for Permanent Maintenance

Lifetime Alimony Attorney Serving North Barrington, Deer Park, and Fox River Grove

In Illinois, spousal maintenance could last for just a few months or for a lifetime. Unlike rehabilitative maintenance, which is only paid for a short period of time, permanent maintenance could be paid indefinitely. It is commonly awarded to individuals who have relied solely on their spouse's income, and their health, age or lack of work experience or education makes them unemployable.

At Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, LLC, in Barrington, Illinois, we represent people who are seeking permanent maintenance as well as those who will be expected to pay it. With more than 25 years of experience in family law, we will advise you as to whether permanent maintenance is a possibility in your case, and if so, how much you can expect to pay or receive. To discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable Barrington permanent spousal maintenance attorneys, contact us online.

How Is Permanent Maintenance Awarded?

The courts have broad discretion when awarding alimony. The length of the marriage, the mental and physical health of each spouse, and each spouse's work experience and education are all factors the court considers when deciding whether to award permanent or rehabilitative maintenance.

Generally, permanent maintenance is awarded in longer marriages where one spouse is disabled, elderly or otherwise unable to work due to lack of work experience or education. In some cases, the payments will continue until one of the spouses dies and in others a significant change in circumstances such as retirement can trigger the end of permanent maintenance. The party seeking permanent maintenance bears the burden of proving that permanent maintenance is necessary to maintain the same lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage.

Our lawyers have handled numerous permanent alimony cases in Illinois, and we are deeply familiar with the case law and judges. We will review your financial situation, and accurately advise you as to whether you can expect to receive or pay permanent alimony or temporary maintenance, and if so, how much.

Contact The Hoffman Estates Permanent Alimony Attorneys Of Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, LLC

Whether you are pursuing permanent maintenance or defending against it, you need an attorney on your side with the experience to protect your rights and financial interests. Contact us online or call 847-381-8700 to schedule a consultation.

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