Will My Spouse Be Required to Get a Job After Our Illinois Divorce?
DuPage County Attorneys Explaining Spousal Maintenance After Divorce
When an Illinois divorce has been completed, the court can require you to impute some income to your spouse based on however much you were going to earn if you were employed at the time. Cases do vary in these circumstances, however, but the team at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC can help you understand the process.
If you are required to impute income to your spouse, it can have a deadline. Often in cases, the spouse receiving the money will have obligations to find and establish employment in order to become financially stable. If your spouse is unemployed by choice, the imputing income can directly affect the amount of spousal maintenance he or she may be given. If your spouse does not demonstrate a profound effort in attaining acceptable employment, it may become a basis to have their maintenance payments terminated.
There are exceptions that arrive in certain situations. For example, it may not always be possible for one of the spouses to become self-supporting or live the same standard they had experienced during the marriage. Illinois courts can then award long-term permanent or permanent maintenance. This may be due to a spouse being disabled to the point that they cannot live on only a smaller income they are earning. Courts have also in some cases ruled for a spouse to receive permanent alimony.
Contact Our DuPage County Divorce Lawyers
At MKFM Law, we are here to make sure you are covered for any issues that may arise if your spouse is not doing their part to find employment. Please contact us if you have questions about spousal maintenance awards and divorce. Schedule a consultation with any our attorneys by calling 630-665-7300. Our office is located in Wheaton, Illinois. We have served families for decades throughout many different counties including DuPage County, Kendall County, and Kane County.