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Spousal Support Alimony

Palatine Spousal Support Lawyer

Preserving Your Financial Interests After Divorce

Spousal support, or spousal maintenance, is defined as one spouse's right to receive payment for living expenses after a divorce. In Illinois, this right is determined by a highly regulated court system. With a knowledgeable attorney, you can prevent that system from forcing you to pay too much or receive too little.

The Law Offices of James M. Kelly represents individuals and families throughout the Palatine area currently involved in any family law matter. Whether you need continued financial support after divorce or wish to prevent unnecessary support obligations, we use our knowledge and 25 years of family law experience to protect your financial interests and preserve your rights.

Finding Unique Solutions to Fit Your Needs

The court awards spousal support, also known as alimony, on either a temporary or a long-term basis based on the individual situation. It looks at factors such as:

  • The relative income of each spouse
  • Potential earning power if one spouse is currently unemployed
  • The length of the marriage
  • The number of children the couple has
  • Partial or permanent disability that prevents a spouse from working
  • Other factors related to net worth and lifestyle

Our Palatine spousal support attorney works directly with you to demonstrate your need for continued financial support after divorce, or to demonstrate the circumstances which disqualify you from paying unnecessary support. Whatever your situation, we give you realistic expectations about all possible outcomes so you can plan accordingly.

While we work to resolve every case efficiently through negotiations, we are also prepared to take any divorce to trial if it means protecting your rights.

Our firm seeks to find lasting solutions that fit your unique needs. However, we understand that circumstance can change. If your former spouse was recently promoted or remarried, we can help you obtain a modification to your existing order to reflect those changes. Our lawyer also represents those wishing to enforce existing agreements that have not been honored.

Contact Our Firm Today

When you are facing spousal support issues, contact The Law Offices of James M. Kelly to learn about your rights and obligations. Call us at 847-202-1616 to schedule a free half-hour consultation with our experienced Schaumburg alimony attorney. We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible scheduling to suit your needs.