Maintenance & Spousal Support
Maintenance payments, also known as spousal support, are payments made from one former spouse to another following a Divorce. These payments are designed to prevent unfair economic impact on an unemployed or lower-wage-earning spouse due to a divorce. Maintenance payments may be determined by an agreement between spouses or by the court. At the law firm of Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, our attorneys have extensive experience working with spousal support matters within divorce proceedings.
Contact the Maintenance Attorneys at Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100
Unlike child support orders, which are usually awarded according to statutory guidelines, maintenance orders have a more subjective component as determined by the court. The court takes a number of factors into consideration including but not limited to:
- Duration of the marriage
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Age and health of each spouse
- Financial circumstances of the spouse paying support
- Financial circumstances of the spouse receiving support
- Ability of and the time necessary for the recipient spouse to become self-sufficient.
At Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, we are experienced in dealing with all of the factors that influence spousal support. We are familiar with the norms of the local family law courts and skillful at presenting cases to secure the best interests of our clients. Additionally, we also help clients with post-decree matters of spousal support. As circumstances for one of both former spouses change, so too can maintenance orders.
If you are in need of an attorney that concentrates in the area of family law or any of our other related practice areas, contact Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100 or by email to make an appointment for a consultation.