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Are You Having Difficulties With Alimony? We Are Here to Ensure Your Rights Are Protected

Cook County Alimony Attorney

Factors Considered in a Spousal Support Case

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is financial support that may be awarded to either spouse following a divorce. Rather than basing spousal support on who is at-fault for a divorce, alimony is calculated based on a variety of factors.

If both parties are able to support themselves, the court does not have to award alimony to either individual. At the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd., our Cook County alimony lawyer can provide strategic legal representation to maximize your chances of obtaining an outcome in your favor.

Family law courts consider the following factors for alimony cases:

  • Specific financial needs
  • Present and future earning capacity
  • Current income and property
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
  • Age, physical, and mental condition
  • Damage to earning capacity of one spouse due to domestic duties or passing up education, training, employment, or career opportunities during the marriage
  • Contributions to the other spouse's education, training, or career
  • Time that it will take for the other spouse to obtain the education, training, or employment necessary to support themselves
  • Tax consequences on each spouse's financial situation of property division

Protecting Your Financial Future

We understand that divorce and alimony cases can be confusing, overwhelming, and very emotionally charged. With the financial future of you and your family at stake, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights, provide aggressive legal representation, and fight for the outcome that you need. No matter how complex your case may be, we are well-prepared to take it on. We work quickly to improve your chances of a successful outcome so you can move forward with your life.

We proudly serve the following areas: Palatine, Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates. Contact or call our office today at (847) 278-2851 and schedule a free initial consultation!

Rave Reviews from
Happy Clients

  • Thank you for all that you did for me. It will not be forgotten.

    “Caryl handled my divorce and made a very difficult time in my life an easy one. Thank you for all that you did for me. It will not be forgotten.”

    S.N.

  • It's nice going into the court room knowing that your lawyer is 3 steps ahead of the competition!

    “Carly Gabe and her staff provided me with A+ legal advice and the counseling support to help me come out of the divorce in good spirits and ready for my new life. It's nice going into the court room knowing that your lawyer is 3 steps ahead of the competition!”

    M.R.

  • I highly recommend her if you are going through a divorce. She is an expert and extremely professional!!!

    “Thanks for being so amazing! Caryl helped me get out of a terrible marriage. My ex-husband tried to extend the divorce case as long as he could, but Caryl not only helped get me a divorce, she also made sure he paid some of the attorney fees for the delay. I appreciate all your help throughout this tough time. I highly recommend her if you are going through a divorce. She is an expert and extremely professional!!!”

    B.A

  • I have recommended my family to her over the years and their experiences have been wonderful as well.

    “I have hired Ms. Gabe on several occasions to assist me with my divorce and other family law related matters. She is a true professional, and always took the time to listen. I have recommended my family to her over the years and their experiences have been wonderful as well.”

    R.M.

  • Caryl Jacobs Gabe saved my life!!!! Beyond grateful!!

    “Caryl Jacobs Gabe saved my life!!!! Beyond grateful!!”

    Christine