There are many people who divorce each year in Illinois. Each one of these divorces is unique because the circumstances of each marriage are different. The number of children people have can vary, the amount of money families earn may vary, the assets they have can vary, and how they live their lives can vary. While the general issues that are present in each divorce are similar, how these issues are dealt will depend on the specifics of the marriage.
One issue that is dealt with very differently depending on the specifics of the divorce is alimony or spousal maintenance. One reason for this is that certain requirements must be met before alimony will be ordered. Therefore, there are many couples that will not qualify for alimony.