Spousal Maintainence

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FORGET IT, I AM ENTITLED TO PERMANENT MAINTENANCE

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. [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Spousal Maintainence|0 Comments

TAKE YOUR PICK-EITHER TAKE THE FIFTH OR DEFEND YOURSELF

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 [...]

DON’T BE SURPRISED IF THE COURT GRANTS WHAT YOU ASK FOR

  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 [...]

ILLINOIS SAID NO COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

  Husband and Wife had been married for seven years, when they each filed for divorce. The parties' primary dispute was whether Wife was entitled to a greater share of the marital property and to maintenance. Just before the case was going to be on trial, Wife wanted to amend her Petition. She also wanted [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Property Division, Spousal Maintainence|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Child Support, Custody, Divorce, Spousal Maintainence|0 Comments