Illinois Laws On Spousal Maintenance Frequently Change

We Know The Factors That Matter Most And How To Protect Your Interests

The formulas for determining spousal support in Illinois are complex and confusing, and judges have considerable discretion. If you are divorcing and expect spousal support will be an important component of your finances during the transition to a new life, contact Rockford, Illinois, maintenance support attorney to discuss your situation.

We also represent clients who expect to pay spousal support, ensuring the proper amount and duration are set. We represent clients in Winnebago, Ogle, Boone and Stephenson counties.

Uniquely Qualified To Make Your Case

The truth is no attorney can say for sure whether spousal maintenance (alimony) will be part of your divorce decree. However, we are equipped to make a strong case on your behalf:

  • Rockford alimony attorney James T. Zuba is a former prosecutor with 30 years of trial experience. He is a divorce and family law veteran who has helped hundreds of clients negotiate an equitable distribution of marital assets, including the awarding of maintenance in many cases.
  • Mr. Zuba is also a former CPA. His accounting and finance background has made him adept at uncovering hidden or underreported income of a spouse who is arguing against alimony. He knows all the tricks such as withholding the maximum deductions on W-2 forms to misrepresent take-home pay, or failing to report all income from self-employment or other sources.
  • Attorney Mark Aiello brings almost 30 years of litigation experience to the firm along with significant family law experience. His background and extensive experience enables him to vigorously and aggressively pursue spousal maintenance on behalf of our clients as well as defending against maintenance claims that are without merit.

How The Court Determines Maintenance

When determining spousal support, the court considers many factors, including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Child-rearing responsibilities (if there will be a stay-at-home parent)
  • Each party's education level and job skills
  • Income and financial resources of each spouse
  • Financial needs
  • The accustomed standard of living during the marriage

It is difficult to predict how much maintenance will be awarded, or the duration, because judges have such latitude. One judge may award rehabilitative alimony to allow you to earn a degree and get established in a new field. The next judge may award lifetime maintenance (until remarriage or death), or none at all.

You can be assured that the Rockford, Illinois, alimony attorneys at Zuba & Associates, P.C., will advocate effectively in court for you. We are thoroughly prepared with financial statements and needs assessments, and our Rockford alimony attorneys present compelling arguments. You might find a lawyer who can promise the moon, but we have the results to back up our legal opinion.

We Can Answer Your Questions About All Divorce Issues

Contact our Winnebago County spousal maintenance lawyers to arrange a consultation about your divorce and alimony issues. And please see our Testimonials from satisfied clients.