Going through a divorce can have devastating impacts on your financial security. Learning to live on one income or having to re-establish yourself in your career after investing time in raising a family can prove daunting. At Andrea Heckman Law, we understand the challenges you are likely to face, and can advise you on your rights concerning spousal support, maintenance, and/or alimony. As professional Chicago divorce and maintenance attorneys, we have been representing clients in our area and the surrounding northwestern suburbs for more than 10 years. Our trial attorneys represent your interests in court proceedings, helping you get the spousal maintenance and alimony you may be entitled to under the law.
Going through a divorce can create upheavals in every area of your life. In addition to the emotional fallout from the break up of your marriage, there are practical financial matters to consider. At Andrea Heckman Law, our Chicago maintenance attorneys use their knowledge of the law and their extensive experience in divorce proceedings to defend your rights to spousal maintenance and alimony under Illinois law.
Illinois law (750 ILCS 5/504) provides that when determining whether an award of maintenance is appropriate, the court will consider certain relevant factors surrounding your situation. These include:
Spousal maintenance and alimony can help you get the education or training to re-establish yourself in your career and to adjust to single life after your divorce. However, in addition to determining the amount of support and the length of time it is needed, there are other important factors to consider.
Under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines, maintenance is considered a form of income, although the treatment of maintenance is set to change on December 31, 2018 for orders executed after this date. Our Chicago spousal maintenance attorneys will work with you to determine any potential tax implications you could face and can help strategize the best course of action in your particular case.
Our experienced Chicago maintenance and alimony attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation and caring client service you need to protect your rights in your divorce case. Call or contact Andrea Heckman Law online today to request a consultation to discuss your situation and how we can assist you.
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