Alimony or Spousal maintenance is the payment made by a spouse to the lower earning spouse upon dissolution of marriage.
Here are some of the facts about Illinois alimony law.
- The court considers several factors like the income of the spouses, length of the marriage, age, health, physical and emotional conditions of the spouses, valid agreements of both the parties if any and more to award alimony.
- Faults and misconducts in the marriage don’t influence the alimony.
- The alimony payments can be made modifiable or non-modifiable and it terminates upon the death, remarriage or even cohabitation of the spouse.