If you are getting divorced, you may wonder if you can get alimony. Spousal support, as it may be referred to, is allocated in Illinois at the discretion of the court. However, the awarding of payments will be based upon a variety of factors. The goal is to keep the judgement fair for you and your spouse.
It's natural for married couples who are thinking about divorce to be concerned about the financial implications of leaving their spouse - both in the immediate future and down the road. In Illinois, an award of spousal maintenance can help alleviate some of that concern.