When you are going through a divorce in Illinois, you will likely hear the term “standard of living.” It is important to understand what this means and how it relates to the different areas of your divorce agreement, especially alimony. This standard is used to help make many decisions, and the court relies on it to be fair and just in how it allocates your assets and assigns spousal support.
The Huffington Post reports that standard of living refers to the economic level of life you were used to enjoying when married. In general, it is the aim of the court to help both parties maintain their same lifestyle after the divorce. This is not possible in some cases where income is not high enough, but in high income situations, it is possible. Steps are usually taken to ensure the standard of living remains unchanged.