Child and Spousal Support Aren’t Arbitrary Numbers; They’re Your Means for a Better Future
In any divorce, the financial implications of the situation can be unnerving. For that reason, it’s common to wonder the amount of support you’ll receive for yourself and for your children or the amount you will end up paying to your former spouse.
As you can imagine, there are countless factors that will influence the amount of spousal and child support you receive or must pay in your divorce. While multiple factors must be considered in either instance, statutory child support guidelines and statutory spousal support guidelines, also referred to as alimony or maintenance, makes these issues more predictable.
At Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd., we stay abreast of new child support laws and thoroughly analyze the factors related to spousal support to ensure both you and your children enjoy financial stability necessary after your divorce has been finalized. In doing so, we hope to give you the support and reassurance of a new life moving forward.
While Spousal Support is Not a Guarantee, Child Support is a Right.
Regardless of whether you were ever married, child support is a right granted to all children. As such, child support is a foremost issue in any divorce, particularly because it is these payments that guarantee children have adequate food, shelter, clothing, and other necessities to thrive.
In contrast, spousal support is a less concrete topic. In fact, spousal maintenance depends on several factors, including each spouse’s income, current and future earning potential, the length of the marriage, age, health, and other relevant factors.
When you partner with our firm, we take the time to explain the most influential factors to ensure you receive the support essential to cover your living expenses or are paying only that which you owe to your spouse. Likewise, we pay the utmost attention to each of your children, guaranteeing that they are well-provided for in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Enhance Your Understanding of Spousal and Child Support Law to Better Understand the Most Relevant Factors of Your Case
Both maintenance and child support figure prominently in any divorce proceeding. As such, we pay careful attention to the financials of the case and the needs of both you and your children to provide the best possible outcome in your case.
Learn more about spousal and child support by visiting the links above or contacting our team at 630-470-9990 to discuss your questions or concerns or to set up your free, 30-minute consultation with Larry. You may also fill out our convenient online form and we will contact you to find a time that suits your busy schedule.
We look forward to offering the support, guidance, and expertise essential to establishing child support or determining the amount of support you must pay or be paid in your divorce.