Illinois Maintenance Attorney Ensuring Your Interests Are Protected
Helping you after a divorce
When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions the Illinois courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether or not you are required to provide your spouse with monetary support, which is also known as alimony or spousal support. At Anderson Law Office, I have a seasoned familiarity with Illinois maintenance law.
Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues in divorce, and while courts and lawyers strive to split marital assets equitably, equitable does not necessarily mean equal. I always work to reach a fair agreement between our client and the opposing party.
Experienced in negotiating and litigating alimony agreements
When determining whether or not maintenance should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long it should continue, Illinois judges carefully appraise a couple’s length of marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual and the needs of each spouse. Retaining an experienced alimony attorney can help you convince the court that you need support, and thus increase the chance that maintenance will be awarded. Alternatively, I can also work to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support, or needs less than he or she asked for.
Working for your peace of mind
I represent clients who are seeking maintenance as well as those who would be required to pay it. My clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay maintenance if their circumstances change. Others come to me if they are not receiving the maintenance payments specified by the agreement. I can help you present evidence to the court as to why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the maintenance agreement.
Contact an experienced maintenance attorney
Call Anderson Law Office at 217-355-0400 or contact me online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney.