Our Joliet divorce attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance and the factors courts consider when determining appropriate alimony.
Maintenance Awards in Aurora Divorce Cases
In this article, our Joliet family law attorneys explain the factors courts consider when determining whether to award maintenance in a divorce case, the amount of an award, and how it will be paid. Maintenance can be paid in lump sum or continuing payments on a temporary or permanent basis. Divorce courts try to put parties in an equal position close to the standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage as possible. Important factors considered are the duration of the marriage, earning capacity of each spouse, and the sacrifices one spouse made during the marriage for the other spouse's career. Do not hesitate to contact O'Flaherty Law Joliet for all your legal needs.
Our Joliet divorce attorney,Kevin O'Flaherty discusses some common issues that people overlook or put off until later when going through an Illinois divorce, that can have significant consequences down the line.
Comparing Collaborative Law Divorce & Cooperative Divorce
When going through a divorce, couples tend to focus on big things, like who gets the house, spousal or child support, parenting time, and visitation rights, and many don’t have much bandwidth left to deal with the little things. But, what may seem like trivial items, such as passwords, cell phone plans, and tax implications can cause serious headaches when issues inevitably crop up in the future. Furthermore, couples in a rush to divorce, or hoping to game the system, face much more serious consequences for actions and decisions that could have easily been avoided.
Our Joliet divorce attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to file for divorce in the state of Illinois as well as the grounds for a petition for dissolution of marriage.
Changes to Aurora Divorce Laws
In this article, our Joliet divorce and family law attorneys discuss the changes to Illinois divorce laws that occurred in 2016.These changes were meant to reduce the likelihood of disputes. Irreconcilable differences will now be the only grounds for divorce in Illinois. Now, the time of living separate and apart is 6 months, and can be waived if both parties agree. O'Flaherty Law will defend your rights and be on your side. Do not hesitate to contact O'Flaherty Law Joliet for all your legal needs.