An Alimony Lawyer With More Than 20 Years Experience

Alimony (also known as spousal support and formally known as maintenance) can be awarded under certain circumstances. There is no set formula for maintenance payments in Illinois, but the judge presiding over your divorce proceedings will make the decision if a reasonable and fair agreement cannot be reached between you and your spouse.

Cooperation makes many aspects of the divorce process more efficient and less costly, but working with a lawyer who is willing and able to assert your position is critical to your success.

As an alimony attorney, I have more than 20 years of experience advocating for the best interests of clients, and I work every day through a wide variety of issues in divorce cases. With offices in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Contact me today at 847-230-4809 to schedule a consultation.

Your Spousal Support Attorney | Advocating For Your Standard Of Living

Calculating spousal maintenance is a significant issue, and its accuracy is critical to maintaining your quality of life whether you are seeking an award of maintenance or being asked to pay maintenance.

I will work to fully understand your objectives and protect your advantage to the fullest extent possible. Sacrifices may be necessary from both spouses, but you should not have to lose your shirt or struggle disproportionately as compared to your spouse.

The factors that will help us determine the appropriate amount of maintenance are numerous, but here are a few examples:

  • Your income and your spouse's income
  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • Your needs and expenses
  • Your ability to earn the income you need has been impaired due to working in the home during the marriage and raising children
  • How much you and your spouse can be expected to earn in the future
  • The contributions you made during the marriage, even if they were not in the form of a paycheck

Contact The Law Offices Of Dwayne Douglas, P.C.

Contact me today for a consultation to discuss whether spousal maintenance is appropriate for your particular circumstances and how my legal services can best apply to your case. Call my law firm at 847-230-4809.