Divorce can seriously affect one’s future financials, and if you’re facing divorce, you very likely have significant concerns about what kind of standard of living you’ll be able to maintain post-divorce. This is a common concern – especially if you put your career on hold to stay home and raise your family while your spouse was growing his or her career and becoming the higher earner. This is where experienced spousal support attorneys in Chicago enter the picture; don’t hesitate to reach out today.
Maintenance is the term used in Illinois courts for what is commonly called spousal support and alimony, and it refers to payments (made by one spouse to the other after a divorce) that are intended to help find financial balance by taking each party’s income and the duration of the marriage into consideration for the calculation, which is mandated by the state. Maintenance (spousal support and alimony) doesn’t play a role in every divorce, but when the court considers it appropriate, it can award maintenance payments, which typically have a specific end date.
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The dedicated Chicago spousal support attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW are committed to persistently and skillfully advocating for the spousal support to which you are entitled. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
It was quick and easy and those are two words I did not think I would say about my divorce. We are still friendly too. We just were not meant to be together anymore. Ward Family Law made sure to draft the documents with the terms that we agreed on which kept us on good terms and there was no fighting. I cannot recommend them enough if you are looking for a clean, honest, quick, easy divorce.
We were set to get married in a little over a month and my family insisted on a premarital agreement. On my very first call Jennifer explained the entire process and timing. They hit the ground running and got everything completed and signed well before our wedding date. That made everything much less stressful so I thank them so much for their professionalism and timeliness.
Our plan was to get married after the baby was born and then a year later we still were not married and we were going our separate ways. I had no idea that the birth certificate alone did not make me the legal parent of our baby in Illinois. Luckily, Ward Family Law handles these cases and established paternity through a DNA test and submitted the results to the court. We now have an agreement on time with our kids and support too.
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