Forging A Financial Future
Divorce may be expensive. But, no matter what happens with your divorce, it is going to change your financial situation. You and your spouse will both need to establish separate households on reduced incomes. This can be difficult if proper planning is not in place throughout the divorce process.
When contemplating the division of your marital property, maintenance (spousal support) is something that you need to consider. If you or your spouse has made economic sacrifices for the sake of the marriage, it is likely that the court will determine that this support should be awarded. The amount and duration of the support will vary, so it is important that you consult an experienced lawyer if you feel this may be an issue in your case.
I am Thomas M. Gurewitz. For more than four decades, I have helped people throughout Lake County with their spousal support concerns. I have a deep understanding of the maintenance laws in Illinois and will explain how they affect your case. I will take the time to answer all of your questions and ensure that you develop a divorce strategy that is focused on your future.
Protecting You Through Maintenance Negotiations
It is no secret that divorce can be financially challenging for one or both parties. It is my goal to protect you throughout the process by making sure you receive a fair settlement and have a realistic view of how it will impact your life. In some situations, as the non-wage-earning spouse, you may need financial support. Illinois has enacted a law setting a guideline formula for maintenance, but it continues to allow a deviation pursuant to certain factors among others listed below:.
- Length of the marriage
- Income of both spouses
- Earning capacity of both spouses
- Financial and nonfinancial contributions each spouse made to the marriage
- Education level of both spouses
- Age and health of both spouses
The amount of spousal support is something that will result in disagreements from both sides in the divorce. Whether you are requesting or contesting the amount of maintenance in a case, know that I will work hard to help you obtain an outcome in your best interests. I will help you clearly understand all of your options and pursue solutions that are designed to help you achieve the goals that you have set for your divorce.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
To talk to me about the options that are available to you concerning spousal support, please call my Waukegan office at 847-693-7371 or send me an email. My office is located across the street from the Lake County Courthouse, with parking available behind my building.