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Assertive Advocacy In Spousal Maintenance Matters

The one certainty in divorce is that life circumstances will change dramatically for everyone involved. Careful consideration must be given to financial issues as well as personal concerns. If you believe spousal maintenance — sometimes called alimony or spousal support — may be ordered in your case, the first step is to get clear, accurate information about relevant laws and how Illinois courts handle this issue.

Are You Concerned About What You Will Pay Or Receive After Divorce?

Relying on friends, family members or an inexperienced lawyer for guidance on "alimony" could be a serious mistake. There are many misconceptions to beware of, and I encourage you to turn to me, Monika Blacha, an experienced spousal maintenance attorney located in Naperville, for counsel on all aspects of your divorce.

Focused On Protecting Your Financial Stability And Future

It is important to understand that spousal maintenance orders are far from automatic in Illinois. Unlike child support, which is guideline-based and largely formulaic, whether you pay or receive alimony — and how much, for how long, can be determined according to more complex and subjective factors. Our work together will focus on:

  • Thoroughly assessing your financial circumstances and earning potential, as well as those of your divorcing spouse, to arrive at a realistic projection of whether the court is likely to award spousal maintenance
  • Preparing diligently and building the strongest case possible to ensure that the outcomes of negotiations, mediation or litigation to resolve spousal maintenance are fair to you
  • Anticipating and addressing all potential areas of dispute, such as the amount and duration of payments necessary to "rehabilitate" a nonworking spouse or whether permanent maintenance is appropriate due to age, employability or other factors

Your Attorney In DuPage County For Maintenance Modification, Negotiations Or Litigation

Whether you believe alimony will be a contested issue in your divorce or simply want to be fully informed and avoid surprises as you work toward an agreement, please contact my law office today. I offer a free initial consultation focused on your most important questions and concerns.