Alimony and Spousal Maintenance Attorney in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

In what situations is spousal support awarded in Illinois?

Chicago, IL family law attorney Michael Lodermeier talks about how and under what circumstances spousal support is awarded in Illinois.

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a question i get many times is when
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will i be entitled to spousal support
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now in illinois
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it’s under statutory guidelines and
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there is a specific
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parameter with which the court will look
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at when they decide whether or not
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they’re going to award
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a spouse maintenance or alimony is
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another name for it
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and generally speaking if you take the
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total net income
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of the parties the person receiving the
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maintenance
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cannot have more than 40 percent
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of that total it’s a simple case if you
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have
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uh one spouse who earns
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a hundred thousand dollars and the other
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spouse earns nothing
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there will be maintenance and generally
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speaking the party receiving maintenance
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will have roughly 40
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of the net income to their disposal
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recently uh with the new tax code
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maintenance prior to the new tax code
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was taxable
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to the receiver and deductible by the
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payer
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and that’s no longer the case and that’s
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why we use net
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income numbers

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