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MAINTENANCE-OLD OR NEW GUIDELINES APPLY?

The Trial Court entered an order extending husband's maintenance obligation. Husband appealed.  The original divorce order had provided that wife was to receive maintenance for a period of two years.  She was authorized to seek an extension of maintenance before the two-year period expired. The Appellate Court agreed with the Trial Court.  It said that [...]

By | April 9th, 2019|Spousal Maintainence|0 Comments

DO THE NEW MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES APPLY TO MY CASE?

The new guidelines for calculating maintenance do not apply to proceedings to modify maintenance that were ordered before the 2015 amendment. The Petition for dissolution had been filed in 2005.   Husband had been ordered in 2007 to pay maintenance of $1300 per month. The Trial Court applied the new guidelines.  Wife received permanent maintenance of [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Maintenance|0 Comments

THE NEW MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES APPLY TO OLDER CASES

The new maintenance statute came into effect in Illinois January 1, 2016.  The parties divorced a number of years earlier. They went back to court after their divorce. The issue was modification of maintenance. Husband claimed that he was losing his job. He intended to retire. He argued that there was a substantial change of [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Maintenance, Spousal Maintainence|0 Comments