This marriage lasted 29 years. The Appellate Court said that the Wife’s award of rehabilitative maintenance in the amount of $2,750 per month for 30 months was wrong. Wife should have been awarded permanent maintenance. It should have been in an amount sufficient for her to maintain the lifestyle the parties enjoyed during the marriage. [...]
The agreed order required husband to pay $4,000 per month to wife. Of the $4,000 sum, the parties agreed $2,000 would be maintenance and $2,000 would be child support. Wife filed a petition against husband. She said husband should be in contempt for not making court-ordered support payments. Husband did not appear in court on [...]
The husband and wife were married in Illinois. They were divorced in Connecticut. The husband was ordered to pay child support and also to pay spousal support (maintenance) for four years. The maintenance was reviewable (longer than the four year period) if wife’s multiple sclerosis worsened. Parties later separately relocated to DuPage County. The [...]
The Office of Child Support Enforcement does not collect spousal support unless a child support obligation is also being processed.
Parties are divorced in a country outside of the United States. For our purposes, let’s consider a Netherland’s Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage. Children are emancipated, and ex-wife receives maintenance (formerly known as alimony) for a period of time. Ex-wife is now our Petitioner in the U.S. in her action under the Uniform Interstate Family Support [...]