Cook County Spousal Support Attorneys
Alimony, also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance, can be one of the more challenging issues that needs to be resolved during a divorce. At Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., we have more than 30 years of experience helping thousands of Illinois residents achieve fair alimony arrangements.
We accept payments on credit cards or through an installment plan. We believe our fees are affordable and sensible for most budgets because we use a team approach to maximize every dollar in every case.
Spousal maintenance law is surprisingly complex. While child support calculations are based on clear guidelines, alimony is not. In fact, there are no specific guidelines that dictate spousal support or maintenance. Instead, alimony is based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
- Difference in incomes
- Length of marriage
- Property division arrangements
As experienced attorneys, we take all aspects of alimony into account while drafting a divorce agreement. For example, we always keep tax considerations in mind. The maintenance that a person receives is taxable. Meanwhile, the person paying maintenance can deduct the amount from his or her gross income, thus saving income taxes.
Unallocated Family Support
Unallocated family support combines alimony and child support. Combining the two can be beneficial for tax reasons. We will take the time to review your situation and educate you about the potential benefits of unallocated family support.
Alimony Modification and Enforcement
Our attorneys handle all post-decree matters, including the changing or enforcing of alimony arrangements.
Contact Us for a Free Half-Hour Initial Consultation
Contact us to speak with our Chicago alimony attorneys. For your convenience, our main office is in Wheeling and we also have an office in Libertyville. Free half-hour initial consultations are available for new clients.