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When Can Spousal Maintenance Be Modified?

Absent any language stating otherwise, the terms of a spousal maintenance agreement are modifiable when either party has a significant change of circumstances. Examples include a change in: Employment status; Income; Marital status; Tax implications of the agreement; or The … Continue reading

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Waiving the Right to Spousal Maintenance in Illinois

Under some states’ laws, individuals may waive their right to seek spousal maintenance in their divorces. When an individual or couple chooses to waive this right, they typically include it in their prenuptial agreement. Illinois is not one of these … Continue reading

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DIVORCE V. SEPARATE MAINTENANCE

[Photo from wikipedia]Sometimes, our divorce attorneys at the Goolsby Law Firm receive inquiries from people whoseek information about separate maintenance actions, as opposed to getting a divorce. The State of Georgia does allow its citizens to consider both options.  And … Continue reading

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Changes to Spousal Maintenance Under the 2018 Tax Law | Illinois Alimony Law

In this article, we explain changes to Illinois spousal maintenance under the new federal tax law. Going into effect after December 31, 2018, the recently passed tax bill eliminates the tax deduction for alimony payments and makes the alimony income … Continue reading

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Spousal Maintenance: Changes Coming in MN

Recent changes in and proposals regarding Minnesota (and federal) legislation promise to significantly alter the divorce process. Changes to spousal maintenance arrangements are of particularly significant concern to both currently divorcing and already divorced spouses. It is important to keep … Continue reading

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