On Demand

The Nuts and Bolts of Illinois' Spousal Maintenance Laws

1h 2m

Created on June 11, 2018




The program, presented by Illinois family law attorney Timothy Daw of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, will cover the 2016 and 2017 revisions to the Illinois maintenance statute. Topics to be discussed include the mechanics of "gross" and now "net income" and what this includes and excludes, when the "Standardized Tax Amount" and "Individualized Tax Amount" can or should be used, how to deal with the persons whose income is not determinable, the under and unemployed concepts borrowed from the child support statute, modification, deviation, and life insurance as security for maintenance.

Mr. Daw will also discuss proposed legislation that may go into effect in 2019, in light of changes in the federal tax laws as to the deductibility of maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an in-depth analysis of the Illinois Maintenance Statute
  2. Review historical changes to the statute and various approaches to maintenance
  3. Examine the limitation and possibly end of unallocated maintenance and child support, the entitlement to maintenance, and when the maintenance guidelines do and do not apply

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