Getting a divorce can be emotionally and financially draining no matter how amicable the process may seem. One aspect of divorce that can be particularly challenging to resolve is spousal maintenance, formerly known as alimony. The state of Illinois utilizes formulas to determine the amount of maintenance that should be paid following a divorce.
When two divorcing individuals cannot see eye to eye on maintenance, they each can present the facts of their case to a judge. The judge will then decide if maintenance needs to be paid as well as how long the maintenance should be paid. The court considers several factors when it comes to awarding maintenance to someone in a divorce proceeding.