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Illinois guidelines for spousal support are extensive

Spousal support, or alimony, can play a crucial role in a couple's divorce. It is not guaranteed to play a role in every divorce, but when it does, it can really help the spouse that receives the support payments, while also placing an added responsibility on the spouse that has to pay spousal support. In the state of Illinois, there are very specific guidelines that apply to spousal support and how a divorcing couple qualifies for it.

There are actually 12 factors that a judge would consider when a divorcing couple goes to family court. These include the income and property owned by the spouses, the relative health of the spouses, the potential income and job prospects of each spouse, the length of the marriage and the tax consequences of the divorce itself. There are many other factors as well.

Spousal support is an important topic, but a complicated one. As such, it is no coincidence that many splitting spouses have a lot of questions about how spousal support could be involved in their divorce and, if it is, how it will impact them. This is where experienced legal help is necessary.

At Goddard & Malmquist, we have been helping people all across Chicago deal with their divorce and the looming questions about spousal support in the wake of a divorce. We can provide you with the answers to your legal queries, and we can legally support you during your divorce. Consult with us today if you are curious about the impact of spousal support on divorce.

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