Q: My husband and I have been married for 6 years. I make double the amount of money he does. Will I have to pay alimony?
We have 1 child together and he has another from a previous relationship. He pays $350/month to his ex plus half of all other expenses for that child but this IS NOT court ordered. They don't have any legal documentation of this arrangement as they were never married and never filed any legal arrangements.
A: It is possible.
A lot of things are taken into account.
If ordered, it would be for a limited amount of time.
A: Without knowing more of your facts, which might cause a deviation from Illinois' maintenance guidelines, you will, indeed, be expected to pay maintenance to him for 2.4 years.
A: You may have to pay maintenance, but maintenance is not guaranteed. In order to give a better answer, an attorney would need more facts. I suggest that you look for some local attorneys and consult with a few. Some may offer no cost consultations and others charge. Find someone that works best for you.
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