Protecting Your Financial Interests In Divorce
Next to asset division, spousal maintenance (often called alimony) is one of the most important financial considerations in a divorce. If you are the spouse to receive support, you want to make sure you get as much as possible; and if you are the paying spouse, you want to pay as little as possible. Whatever your position, you need someone who knows the law and has experience in these matters to protect your financial interests.
The attorneys of Matthew Kaplan & Associates, LLC., in Lake County, Illinois, can help you. We have been helping clients in alimony and other divorce-related matters since 1981. That is more than 40 years of successfully resolving spousal support conflicts for our clients. If you are in a divorce in Lake County, Illinois, trust our lawyer to help you through the process to get the best results possible.
Calculating Spousal Support
The purpose of spousal support, generally, is to make sure both spouses are able to live a lifestyle as close as possible to the lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage. There are numerous considerations the court uses when making this determination, including income, earning potential, needs, vocational training potential, duration of the marriage and other factors.
It is important to know the approximate amount to be paid according to the state’s spousal support formula, and how to petition the court for deviations from this calculation if appropriate. Our lawyers will look over your situation and help you come up with a solid plan to make sure your interests are protected.
In many cases, we are able to resolve these problems in mediation outside of the courtroom. When mediation is not a workable solution, we are always prepared to take our clients’ cases to litigation.