Bartlett, IL asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois

Q: Q: When asking for spousal support what are the qualifications? Who can get it and who can't get it.

Q: When asking for spousal support what are the qualifications? Who can get it and who can't get it.

3 Lawyer Answers
Angela Peters
Angela Peters
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Spousal support is the term used for what used to be called maintenance of alimony. If a person is married and going through a divorce, there are guidelines for the court to follow re whether someone is entitled to spousal support. I would suggest that you sit down with an attorney to discuss the specifics of spousal support, whether you are entitled and what that entitlement could possibly be. There is no one answer to whether someone is entitled or not.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Your question is too broad to answer because you have not provided any facts. However, and basically, the party seeking spousal support must have a reasonable need for it, and the other party must have the means to meet that need. Illinois law now contains a formula by which the amount and duration of spousal support should be awarded.

You should really consult in-person with a divorce lawyer who can learn your specifics and answer your question properly.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Conplicated. Most important factors are how long you have been married and what are your incomes.

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