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Often, clients come to us with questions about alimony. It can be a complicated subject, but at Diamond Divorce Law, our team is here to simplify the process. Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation – our attorneys are happy to answer your questions and help you create a plan to move forward!

Do you have questions about alimony? We have answers.

You might be wondering if you’ll have to pay alimony, or whether you’re eligible to receive it. If the court determines that you either owe or are eligible to receive alimony, it will calculate the terms and amount.

In Illinois, the process for calculating alimony (also called maintenance) is based on a variety of elements, including:

  • Age and condition of the spouse who earns less
  • Earning ability of the lesser-earning spouse
  • Earning capacity of both spouses
  • Length of the marriage
  • Whether there is a history of domestic abuse

There are also different types of alimony that may apply, depending on your situation. It could be temporary (just during the divorce proceedings), short term (until the spouse is able to finish a degree, find a better job, etc.)

If permanent alimony is granted, there is no specific end date for payments. In many cases, it will be granted until a) one of the two spouses dies or b) the recipient remarries or cohabitates with another person on a conjugal basis.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we’ve been helping families in McHenry and Lake Counties work through child support and custody cases for decades. We are ready to bring our experience to the table for you, and we’re committed to helping you navigate the details of your case.

Our goal is to help you reclaim your life.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we care about our clients. Our team is dedicated to guiding you through each step of your case. We listen, we answer your questions, and we return your phone calls. Our entire team is here to help make sure you get the support and resources you deserve.

When you call, a member of our team will take your information and get you scheduled for a consult with an attorney. During your consult, the attorney will listen to your situation, answer any questions, and help you create an action plan to move forward.

Why Should You Hire Diamond Divorce Law?

Divorce can involve a lot of stress and anxiety, often bringing up painful and intimate issues.
Your attorney is your ally, friend, and legal advocate, and selecting the right lawyer will make a world of difference in the outcome of your divorce.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we bring together decades of family law experience to provide you with the guidance and support needed to resolve your divorce.

Communication is an art, and we take the time to really listen to what you have to say. We will ask you about your personal and financial goals and help you create a plan to achieve them while protecting your rights and interests every step of the way.

Our legal team includes family lawyers who are skilled in litigation and negotiation, Illinois divorce law, and trial law. From simple uncontested matters to complex cases that are headed for the courtroom, our attorneys are ready to serve you and get you the closure you are looking for.

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