is my wife entitled to get alimony in illinois when we divorce?

I am 66 retired I get social security, veterans benefits and a small pension. is she entitled to get alimony on any of these?

Asked on May 5, 2016 under Family Law, Illinois


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, IF she is otherwise eligible for alimony--such as would be likely if you have been married for a number of years, and if you were the main (or only) breadwinner during your marriage--she can get it even though your income is all social security, pension, etc. In calculating alimony, a court looks to how much you get monthly, not the sources.

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