When dealing with the issue of spousal support or maintenance, formerly termed alimony, many divorcing couples are faced with a variety of complications. Serving the greater Illinois area, my experience as a spousal maintenance attorney allows me to understand those complications so that I can offer you the assistance you need. I have worked hard for more than two decades helping individuals achieve a fair spousal maintenance order. If you believe you deserve spousal maintenance, I may be able to assist you with your case.
Previously, it was difficult to predict whether a court would grant an alimony request in a divorce case or how much alimony a person could expect to receive or be ordered to pay. The Illinois legislature changed that recently by instituting statutory guidelines for courts to use in determining both alimony award amounts as well as the duration of payments based on the relative incomes of the parties and the length of the marriage. it will go into effect at the start of 2015.
The founder of a $20 billion hedge fund is seeking to end his 11 year marriage. Kenneth Griffin filed for divorce on July 23 in an Illinois state court. Griffin, who has a net worth estimated at $5.6 billion, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the filing, and he is seeking joint custody of the couple's three children.
There used to be a commercial on television that made a lot of people laugh. It featured a young lawyer entering an older lawyer's office to discuss a personal injury case they were handling. The older lawyer appeared quite confident and learned -- he was surrounded by leather-bound law books -- as his eager associate explained that they have just received the defendant's response to their complaint. "Who's representing them?" the older lawyer asked. The younger attorney looked at the paper and named a local Lake County law firm.