Maintenance, Support, and Underemployed PayorsBy Burton S. Hochberg and Kimberly A. CookJanuary 2011Article, Page 24Is your client's ex unwilling to get work or deliberately taking a lesser-paying job to avoid paying support or maintenance?
Here are resources and remedies you need to know about.
Using Life Insurance to Secure a Maintenance ObligationBy Rob ShumakerSeptember 2010Article, Page 466What happens when a maintenance-paying spouse dies shortly after the judge signs the dissolution judgment? Is the maintenance recipient out of luck? That may depend on where the case arose.
Equalization of incomes an abuse of discretionSeptember 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 444On June 27, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of McLean County ordering the respondent to pay the petitioner maintenance of $12,500 per month for a period of 111 months.
In re Marriage of BratcherBy Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2008Lawpulse, Page 438A fourth district panel reverses a trial court's grant of a substantial maintenance award in a long-term marriage where there was also a large property settlement.
Life insurance cannot be used to secure maintenance paymentsMarch 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 124On January 3, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, reversed the judgment of the circuit court requiring the respondent to designate his ex-wife Sandra as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy as security for his maintenance obligation.
Maintenance: be careful what you ask - and don't ask - forBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2006Lawpulse, Page 62In two separate cases, the fourth district upheld maintenance awards 1) even after one recipient's remarriage and 2) despite another's request that the court "deny maintenance to the Petitioner and Respondent."
Maintenance proceedings revised in IMDMA - PA 094-0089September 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 446Effective January 1, 2006, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (Act) (750 ILCS 5/101 et seq) is revised to provide that "any maintenance obligation, including any unallocated maintenance and child support obligation, or any portion of any support obligation.