How to get alimony? (Video)
What Is Alimony?
Alimony is spousal support or maintenance, is a payment that one spouse makes to the other from a divorce. Alimony is a legal rule which to puts each spouse in about an equal financial situation.
What Kind of Alimony?
Illinois law grants temporary alimony, which aids the receiving spouse in maintaining the financial status quo during the divorce. Final support orders can last for a short or long-term period. In some cases the court will order support until the other receiving spouse can get a job. In others, the court can give the spouse maintenance for more than 15 year. Even still, the court will order that one spouse permanently pay the other.