As any Illinois resident who has gone through divorce knows, coming to agreements regarding the various separation aspects can be difficult. For many divorcing individuals, alimony can be a considerable point of contention. Even if payment plans are initially set after the separation, changes in income and lifestyle could potentially lead to individuals requesting alimony modifications. Because there is no set way to determine what amount to which a party may be entitled, cases of spousal support can vary.
Many states across the country have been contemplating the issue of alimony reform, and some states have even reworked the way payment amount and duration is determined. As of now, many cases in various states may have similar circumstances but vastly different outcomes, depending on what a court system in the area may deem appropriate. It has been suggested that perhaps a standard formula for calculating alimony should be implemented.