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

Hoffman Estates Alimony Divorce 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 Hoffman Estates divorce 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 divorce 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!

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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.

  • Their professionalism was second to none.

    “Caryl and her staff were outstanding from start to finish. I really appreciate all of the hardwork and dedication to my case. Their professionalism was second to none. I would highly recommend them, and thank them for making a difficult time in my life tolerable.”

    J.E.

  • I wouldn't have made it through without their assistance.

    “I really appreciated all the help Caryl and Tim provided to me during a very difficult time in my life. I wouldn't have made it through without their assistance.”

    B.G.

  • Thank you for all you did for me during that difficult time.

    “Any questions I had, Caryl or Tim would happily answer them. Caryl stood up for me repeatedly in an ugly battle. Things were done promptly, even when the other side was slow. Caryl's confidence is comforting and well deserved. Everything worked out in my favor in the end. Thank you for all you did for me during that difficult time. I appreciate the patience that shown to me, and the calming demeanor that was constant throughout. 5 stars is an understatement”

    Michael Davis

  • I will be recommending many more people to her. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you.

    “I came to Caryl initially to get some legal advise, and I was so impressed with her calm demeanor in our initial consultation that I came back to her a week later and filed for divorce. The process was so quick and easy. All my questions were answered in an expeditious and honest manner. I will be recommending many more people to her. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you.”

    E.B.