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Do Men Ever Receive Spousal Support In Illinois Divorces?
Absolutely! In Illinois, spousal support is governed by statute. In considering whether to grant spousal support, a judge must first determine whether such support is appropriate. To do so, the judge will consider a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, each spouse’s ability to support him/herself, each spouse’s income and property, each spouse’s needs, and a variety of other factors, all of which are set out in the statute governing maintenance.
One thing that spousal support is not based upon is gender.
Karen Covy is a lawyer, mediator, educator and the author of When Happily Ever After Ends: How to Survive Your Divorce Emotionally, Financially, and Legally.