The Ultimate Guide to Maintenance in a Divorce

What Is Maintenance? Who Gets What? How Much for How Long?

A divorce can be an extremely difficult time for all involved. Some of the most common questions in a divorce are related to maintenance, spousal support, or alimony. We’ve put together this simple guide that contains everything you need to know to navigate this process with minimal stress, including how maintenance is calculated in Illinois. Grab your free copy below.

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Maintenance, sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal support, is financial support that one spouse pays to the other in the event of a divorce.

It’s something that no one wants to think about, and causes more divorce cases to go off the rails than almost any other issue. (we’re not judging).

But “Maintenance”, formerly known as “Alimony” doesn’t have to be the bain of your existence if you’re prepared.

In this guide, we’ll cover show you exactly how maintenance is handled in a divorce so you can have a better transition to the next phase of your life.

We’ll cover things like:

  • Understanding the different types of maintenance.
  • What the courts look at in Illinois.
  • When is maintenance awarded?
  • How maintenance is calculated.
  • How maintenance modifications work.
 

Download the guide and start setting yourself up for a smoother transition into life after divorce. Your gums won’t bleed, and you just might have a revelation or two about your unique situation.

What You'll Learn In This Guide

A simple overview of maintenance

Maintenance can be complicated. This guide makes it simple.

How maintenance is calculated.

There are lots of different variables that go into calculating maintenance. We'll guide you through them all.

When to hire professional help.

Not everyone needs to hire a divorce attorney right away. We'll show you when it's time to seek professional advice.