How Soon Can I Request Spousal Support?

Filing a Motion to Request Spousal Support

Your Financial Affidivit

Factors Used to Determine Spousal Support

  1. the income and property of each party;
  2. the needs of each party;
  3. the earning capacity of each party;
  4. impairment of earning capacity due to being a stay-at-home mom or delaying education;
  5. the standard of living established during the marriage;
  6. the duration of the marriage;
  7. the age, health, occupation, and skills of each of the parties;
  8. all sources of public and private income to each party
  9. the tax consequences to each party;
  10. contributions by the party seeking support to the education, training, career or career potential, or license of the other spouse;
  11. any valid agreement of the parties (such a prenuptial agreement); and
  12. any other factor that the court expressly finds to be relevant.

Example Scenario

Court Determines the Amount of Temporary Support

The Role of Marital Lifestyle in Determining Amount for Spousal Support

Spousal Maintenance is Based on a Formula Set by Illinois Law

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