In 2015, the General Assembly added guidelines to the IMDMA for determining the amount and duration of maintenance. We focus on the 2018 amendments to the guidelines and their implications for divorcing couples.
On 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.
On 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.
In 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."
Effective 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.
On June 13, 2000, the Second District of the Appellate Court of Illinois reversed the trial court's determination that the proper date for terminating a wife's maintenance awards was the date when the petition to terminate spousal support was filed.
On April 14, 1999, the second district of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court's termination of the husband's maintenance, finding that the trial court correctly determined that the wife was involved in a conjugal relationship with another woman.