My husband is emotionally abusive, he talks to me like I’m lower then dirt but act like we have the best marriage in the world towards the world. It wasn’t always like this, it just has been getting worse the past 6 years and I can’t take it anymore. It hurts me and make me feel less than a person when he treats me like that. I’m on SSI so I don’t have any money either. But my husbands mom seems fond of paying for things for him, she just bought him new teeth.
In Illinois "alimony" is called maintenance and it is based on your and your husband's incomes. In a divorce, your marital property would also be equitably divided by the Courts. You should contact a local attorney to discuss your options. We are a McHenry County firm and would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.
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Mr. Parisi is correct, "alimony" is known as maintenance in Illinois and depends on both parties incomes. You should speak with a family law attorney to move forward. Good luck.
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Alimony is now called maintenance, and there has to be both a demonstrated need for maintenance and a determination of an amount, which may be calculated by a formula. You should consult with a family law attorney to determine what is appropriate for your situation.
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