Lake County Family Attorney

Modification of Alimony

The state of Illinois awards alimony or spousal support on a case-by-case basis in order to help a less financially well-off spouse transition into their new life apart from married life.

In order for alimony to be awarded, it must be proven that the requesting spouse actually has a need for the award, but also that the other spouse can afford the payments. Whenever a party experiences a change in his or her financial situation, a modification of alimony can be requested.

Alimony is often changed when the paying party loses a job or if the awarded party gets re-married. Alimony payments can also be terminated if the awarded spouse was given temporary support and has reached the end of the stated timeframe or has not made a good faith effort in becoming self-sufficient.

Our Lake County Divorce Lawyer Can Help You

If you have been ordered to pay alimony but have lost your job or have experienced an increase in your monthly expenses, the Lake County Divorce Attorney can take your case to a judge for an adjustment in payment or a termination of your order all together.

Clients should be aware that a modification in alimony is never guaranteed.

If you have questions regarding your spousal maintenance agreement, contact the law office of the Lake County Divorce Attorney to discuss a potential modification today.