Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance

Maintenance, also called alimony or spousal support, is a monthly payment from one ex-spouse to the other. Maintenance is given to ensure that the lower earning spouse can support himself/herself and live the same lifestyle he/she had during the marriage. Maintenance is different than child support. Both are paid from one ex-spouse to the other, but maintenance is for the spouse and child support is for the children. The amount of maintenance that one ex-spouse receives, and the other has to pay, is determined by the income of each spouse. The longer the marriage, the longer maintenance is paid and received. For example, if a marriage lasts over twenty years then permanent maintenance may be ordered by the judge; if a marriage lasts less than five years than maintenance may be awarded for only a few months. At Botti Law Firm, P.C. we understand that protecting your financial security means protecting your future. Whether you are likely to pay maintenance or receive it, we will aggressively protect your financial rights and security.

For almost 50 years the Botti Law Firm, P.C. has been providing skilled and compassionate family law representation. We will understand what is important to you and will work hard to achieve your goals. We will be compassionate because we want to minimize your stress and anxieties. We will work to limit and manage the divisive conflicts that arise so they don’t spiral out of control. We will be aggressive and fight for your rights in court or when negotiating settlement. This reliable formula has worked for our clients for almost 50 years; let it work for you. 

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The Botti Law Firm, P.C., conveniently located in Oak Brook and Wheaton, is a full service law firm that offers comprehensive legal representation to individuals, families, businesses and professionals from the Chicago area, including Cook, Kane, DuPage, Lake, Will and Kendall Counties, to the rest of the United States. Our experienced trial attorneys are dedicated to obtaining successful results for our clients, in both state and federal courts.

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Oak Brook, IL