Illinois New Maintenance (Formerly Known as Alimony) Law – 750 ILCS 5/504
As of January 1, 2018, the Illinois spousal maintenance law has changed the parties’ combined gross income threshold from $250,000 to $500,000. Courts are required to take into account several factors to determine whether alimony should be awarded. If these mandate spousal maintenance, the family law court will use the statutory formula to calculate the amount of maintenance that should be awarded to the receiving spouse as well as the duration of time it will be paid.
If the combined income exceeds the threshold, the court will have the discretion in determining the duration and amount of maintenance by weighing in different factors outlined in the statute.
Under the new ...