Alimony & Maintenance
When a marriage ends, one spouse may be ordered to provide a payment to the other spouse if it is determined that that spouse is not capable of supporting him or herself after the marriage ends. And while the Illinois statute on maintenance dictates that a spouse is entitled to continue in the lifestyle of which he or she became accustomed to during the marriage, a formula to determine as much does not exist. Likewise, most families will find it challenging, if not impossible, to maintain two households post-marriage while continuing to provide the lifestyle that was enjoyed during the marriage.
The lawyers of Bradford & Gordon work to optimize the spousal support outcome by performing in-depth lifestyle, income and tax analysis and compiling the necessary evidence to find the most successful outcome for the client, whether it’s in court or via a settlement negotiation.