There are no statutory formulas for calculating maintenance (also known as alimony), though courts may have their own informal formulas. Courts differ widely in their views of what constitutes appropriate maintenance. Courts generally award permanent maintenance only in long-term marriages where other statutory factors favor it. In shorter marriages, maintenance is generally temporary (either rehabilitative or reviewable). Many divorces do not result in an order for maintenance.

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‚ÄčThe Court has discretion to order either temporary or permanent maintenance to either spouse without regard to marital misconduct to an amount that takes into consideration a number of factors listed in 750 ILCS 5/504(a).

Maintenance/Spousal Support
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