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Alimony/Spousal Support
Illinois Alimony & Spousal Maintenance Law Firm

Illinois courts use specific guidelines in determining what constitutes fair spousal support. Changes in post-decree circumstances may suggest modifying spousal support. The law office of Joseph P. McCaffery & Associates has more than 20 years of legal experience and is knowledgeable in Illinois spousal maintenance guidelines. If you need assistance establishing or modifying alimony orders contact  Chicago spousal support lawyers Joseph P. McCaffery & Associates.

Establishing Alimony

There are several factors that play into consideration when the court determines alimony:


  • How long was the marriage?  
  • What did each party contribute to the marital estate?
  • What standard of living did the parties enjoy during the marriage?
  • What is each party’s income and future earning capacity?
  • Will the supported spouse be able to get a job?
  • Is there a valid premarital agreement?

Modification of Support

As an experienced Aurora alimony lawyer Joseph P. McCaffery realizes that spousal support or alimony that is established is not always appropriate or sufficient. Joe works to establish reasons such as change in income of the individual paying the support or increased need for support by the party receiving payments to modify the support. He understands that getting one's life back together after a divorce is overwhelming and it may take time to get into good financial standing. 

Joe & his team their knowledge & talent to give the firm's clients the advantage. If you need qualified assistance with alimony or spousal support establishment or modification, contact these Illinois alimony laws attorneys at Joseph P. McCaffery & Associates  today to discuss your needs.

Joseph P. McCaffery & Associates
with offices in Aurora, Chicago and Lombard, Ill.
Office hours (weekday, evening and weekend) by appointment only.
Phone 630-801-8691 to schedule a free initial consultatation.
Joseph P. McCaffery & Associates serves clients worldwide with interests in Illinois. 
The practice spans Northern Illinois including Chicago and
surrounding suburbs such as Aurora, Naperville, Waukegan, Elgin, Joliet, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Bolingbrook, and Central/Southern Illinois.

The firm serves clients before the Northern District U.S. Court and courts in Cook County and
the Collar Counties of Kane County
, DuPage County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County, DeKalb County and Kendall County, Illinois.

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