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Barrington, IL Spousal Maintenance Lawyer

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Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support, is the payment of a monetary sum from one spouse to another when necessary to meet the financially weaker spouse's needs during and after divorce. Alimony is often a source of contention during divorce proceedings. As such, it is important to retain experienced legal counsel who can help you create realistic goals and reach a more positive outcome.

At Lucas Law in Barrington, Illinois, we represent people who need to collect alimony as well as those who will be expected to pay it. In either situation, we'll give you a solid understanding of your rights and responsibilities.

Call 847-381-8700 For Legal Advice About Spousal Maintenance

For dependable advice about your rights and obligations regarding divorce and alimony issues, contact an experienced family law attorney at Lucas Law in Barrington, IL.

Factors Influencing Alimony Awards

The right to alimony depends upon a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, the age of the dependent spouse, educational levels and more. In most circumstances where alimony is awarded, it does not continue indefinitely. Rather, it is awarded in a onetime lump sum or for a temporary period of time.

Rehabilitative maintenance is the term used to describe the more common case — a provisional award sufficient to support the dependent spouse for as long as it reasonably takes to get reestablished in the workforce.

An alimony award can be affected by the terms of a prenuptial agreement. If you have questions about the legal effect of such an agreement in your case, we can give you sound advice that will help guide your objectives and our strategy on your behalf.

Modification And Enforcement Of Alimony Awards In Deer Park, Illinois

Alimony awards can also be modified on the grounds of a substantial change of circumstances after a separation agreement or divorce decree. Any default in the performance of alimony obligations can lead to enforcement proceedings in family court, with a contempt citation and jail time as potential consequences for unexcused nonpayment.

Contact Lucas Law

We can advise you about all aspects of alimony from tax considerations to modification or enforcement. Contact our office at 847-381-8700 to arrange a consultation. We serve clients throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago including Kane County, Cook County, McHenry County and Lake County.

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