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For many years, spousal support, or alimony, was a generally accepted part of the divorce process. When a couple decided to end their marriage, one spouse—usually the wife, statistically speaking—would be a severe financial disadvantage due to roles and responsibilities … Continue reading

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Eight years. That is the average length of a marriage that ends in divorce in the United States and it is among the lowest of any country in the world. Following a divorce, state laws around the country provide that, … Continue reading

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Under the law in Illinois, children have to right to expect financial support from both parents, regardless of the adults’ marital situation. The same is not true, however, for divorcing spouses. While there may be situations in which spousal maintenance … Continue reading

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