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900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100


134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761


105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100


1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

Lombard, Illinois Alimony Attorneys

Spousal Maintenance Lawyers Serving Bloomingdale, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and St. Charles

During a divorce proceeding, one of the most important issues to resolve is whether or not one spouse is entitled to ongoing support. Alimony, known in Illinois as spousal maintenance, can be awarded by the court under certain circumstances, or it can be negotiated between the two parties. Whether the issue is settled inside or outside the courtroom, it is important to have a seasoned alimony and maintenance lawyer by your side advocating for your interests.

At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we have over 40 years of experience representing clients for all types of divorce and family law issues in Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys have an established track record of success securing favorable outcomes for our clients. As members of the Super Lawyers and National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Nation’s Top One Percent, we are proud of the recognition we have received from our colleagues for these accomplishments.

Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of alimony and maintenance issues. We are skilled at negotiating and litigating spousal support during a divorce. We put this experience to work to aggressively advocate on behalf of the interests of our clients.

Alimony and Maintenance Issues in Illinois

In determining if maintenance support is appropriate in a divorce, the court may consider several factors. These include:

  • Length of the marriage,
  • Disparity of income between the spouses,
  • Established standard of living while married,
  • Age and health of each spouse,
  • Future earning potential for each spouse, and
  • Career sacrifices made by one spouse for the sake of the marriage.

If the court decides to award maintenance, and the combined income of both spouses is less than $500,000, the amount and duration of the award are generally determined by pre-set statutory guidelines which take into account the length of the marriage and the net income of each spouse. For divorces finalized on or after January 1, 2019, maintenance payments cannot be deducted from the payor's taxable income, and maintenance is not considered taxable income for the recipient. However, for divorces finalized prior to that date, maintenance will continue to be taxed as it was previously, with payments being deductible for the payor and taxable for the recipient.

Though there is a pre-determined formula for the amount and duration of a maintenance award, the court must first determine that maintenance is appropriate before these guidelines are applicable. Because the awarding of alimony and maintenance is unpredictable, and because the tax issues surrounding maintenance payments can make it difficult to reach an agreement between spouses, it is essential to be represented by legal counsel with strong negotiating skills and extensive litigation experience. Our number one priority is serving the interests of our clients.

Our highly acclaimed attorneys are honest, approachable and dependable with an unwavering commitment to meeting your needs. We offer flexible evening and weekend hours in our 4 convenient locations in Northern Illinois. For a free consultation with one of our skilled and compassionate attorneys, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.

In a post-decree child support dispute, the opposing party claimed that she did not receive child support for a period of almost seven years and was owed in excess of $65,000. Child support payments were paid directly to the mother, and hand-written receipts were exchanged between the parties. At trial, the attorney presented the testimony of a forensic handwriting expert who, after examining the hundreds of receipts in question, determined that both of the parties actually signed the receipts. The attorney's client was exonerated of contempt findings, did not have to pay in excess of $65,000.00, and no longer faced being incarcerated.


The DHFS claimed that our client owed in excess of $20,000, in past-due child support. The client had been laid-off and was receiving early social security retirement benefits. The responsible attorney successfully argued that the dependent benefit allocation for the minor child satisfied the client's child support obligation, retroactive to the initial payment of same. The client's "adjusted" arrearage was under $3,000.00, saving her client more than $17,000.


The attorney successfully obtained sole custody for the father who was concerned over the safety of the children when they were with their mother. After a contested Order of Protection and Custody Hearing the Court allowed only restricted and supervised visitation for the mother. The attorney was successful in moving the children permanently to the father's house, establishing a life for them with him, and preventing the Mother from allowing any harm to happen to the children. They are now excelling in school, making new friends, and thriving in their new, safe environment.


In a post judgment divorce case, the attorney prevented his client's ex-wife from increasing the amount of money his client would have to pay in spousal support. He also prevented his client's ex-wife from extending the number of years she would receive maintenance. The attorney investigated the matter and pointed out that she had not sold or refinanced the marital residence as provided in the judgment. The ex-wife's motions were denied, her maintenance terminated and the ex-wife was ordered to sell the house or pay the ex-husband his share of the equity in the home.


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Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from four offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

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Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

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