How Spousal Maintenance and Division of Marital Assets Intersect

Spousal Support, Maintenance and Alimony in Illinois

  1. The income and property of each party;
  2. The needs of each party;
  3. The realistic present and future earning capacity of each party;
  4. The standard of living established during the marriage;
  5. The duration of the marriage;
  6. All sources of public and private income;
  7. The contributions and services of the parties seeking maintenance to the ability of the other spouse’s education or employment; and
  8. Any other factors the court finds just and equitable.

Amount and Duration of Spousal Maintenance

Dividing Property and Marital Assets in Illinois

  1. Each party’s contribution to the acquisition, preservation, or increase or decrease in value of the marital or non-marital property;
  2. the value of the property assigned to each spouse:
  3. the duration of the marriage;
  4. the relevant economic circumstances of each spouse when the division of property is to become effective;
  5. Age, health, and occupation of each spouse;
  6. Whether the apportionment is in lieu of or in addition to maintenance; and
  7. The reasonable opportunity of each spouse for future acquisition of capital assets and income.

Calculating Spousal Support and Maintenance

Maintenance and Property Division in Long-Term Marriages

Focus on Factors Relevant to Your Divorce Case

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