Proving You Deserve Alimony with Naperville Spousal Support Lawyers
Olivia was devastated when her husband abruptly filed for divorce after 15 years of what she thought was a happy marriage in Naperville, IL. A stay-at-home mom for most of their relationship, the 35-year-old had put her marketing career on hold to raise their two young children. Now facing single-motherhood, Olivia was overwhelmed trying to figure out how to make ends meet without her husband’s income.
On top of her financial concerns, Olivia had recently been diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disorder that caused frequent pain and fatigue, making it difficult for her to work full-time. She wished she could return to her career eventually, but knew she’d need time to manage her health issues and care for the kids.
Feeling lost and alone, Olivia turned to Attorney Jessica Naples of Sterling Lawyers for guidance on the divorce process in DuPage County. She hoped Jessica could help her petition the court for spousal support, allowing her to maintain financial stability during this turbulent transition.
After reviewing Olivia’s case details, Attorney Naples felt confident she would qualify for support. Under Illinois law, courts consider factors like income disparity, health issues, and time spent outside the workforce when determining appropriate support amounts and duration.
Given Olivia’s long absence from her career to raise kids, chronic medical condition, and dependent role in the marriage, Attorney Naples believed she had a strong claim to temporary support to get back on her feet. She just needed to methodically demonstrate Olivia’s need to the judge.
First, Attorney Jessica Naples gathered tax returns, bank statements, and other records to clearly lay out both Olivia and her husband’s finances. This documentation revealed Olivia’s minimal income and inability to currently meet monthly expenses without assistance.
Next, Attorney Jessica Naples worked closely with Olivia’s doctors to obtain medical records verifying her disorder, treatment plan, and disability status. These were critical to justifying an initial support order that would allow Olivia time to improve her health while also caring for her children.
Additionally, Olivia's attorney outlined her contributions to the marriage – raising the kids full-time, running the household, supporting her husband’s career ambitions. This would underscore the value of her non-monetary efforts and bolster her case for support.
With irrefutable evidence assembled, Attorney Naples walked Olivia through local court processes. In DuPage County, divorcing couples must first attempt to negotiate spousal support terms through mediation before litigating.
Leveraging her extensive legal experience, Attorney Naples would tenaciously represent Olivia in mediation, pushing for a fair temporary support order based on the documentation. If they were unable to find an agreement, she was fully prepared to argue the case before a judge at trial.
Throughout the process, Attorney Naples’ compassionate counsel gave Olivia strength. Her knowledge in family law illuminated a path forward through the financial uncertainty, allowing Olivia to focus on her health and caring for her children during this difficult transition.
In the end, Attorney Jessica Naples secured a favorable temporary spousal support order on Olivia’s behalf, providing much-needed financial stability as she figured out her long-term career plans and adjusted to life as a single parent. Without proper legal guidance, Olivia would have struggled to prove her need to the court.
If you are seeking spousal support during a DuPage County divorce, contact Sterling Lawyers today. Our accomplished attorneys will compassionately counsel you through every step of the process, working to alleviate the financial stress so you can embrace a fresh start. Don’t go it alone – let us help you move forward with confidence.
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