Alimony can help a spouse become self-sufficient or it can provide long-term support. There are three types of alimony:
In 2014, laws were put into place that drastically changed the determination of alimony in Illinois. One of the main changes is that now, for couples earning less than $250,000 combined, although this amount will increase to $500,000 as of July 1, 2018, there is a formula that may be used to determine alimony. The addition of this formula is just one of the changes. We can help you understand how these changes impact your individual situation.
Attorney Michael J. Smith offers family law representation that is backed by more than four decades of experience. He is committed to using his depth of experience and understanding of the new alimony laws to help his clients secure an outcome to the determination of alimony that works for them and the lives they hope to build following their divorces. In addition to helping people with the determination of alimony during the divorce process, attorney Smith can assist with any modifications that may be necessary should your circumstances change.