Category: Maintenance


New Maintenance Law in Illinois 2019

Maintenance, previously known as alimony or spousal support, “provides support for the ex-spouse that the former spouse would have provided” had the parties not gotten divorced. In re Marriage of Sappibgton, 478 N.E.2d 376 (Ill. Sup. Ct. 1985). In previous years, maintenance, which is paid from the higher-earning spouse to the dependent spouse, was calculated based on the parties’ gross… Read more →

The Overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: Changes to Maintenance in 2016

Laws and processes are continuously changing and evolving to keep up with time and society, and the year 2016 is no different. Specifically, revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”) regarding alimony, now known as maintenance, in divorce, legal separation and annulment  support cases have changed considerably. Prior to January 1, 2016, temporary support consisted of… Read more →