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Change of Name After Divorce
When parties are married, there is a certificate of marriage that identifies the parties using their given names. After the parties are married, a spouse may or may not use the exact name on the certificate of marriage as the name of the spouse during the course of the marriage.
There may be children born as issued to the marriage. There may be an issue as to what names they use.
In terms of the spouse, upon dissolution of marriage, the spouse may be seeking to retain or receive a given name, the name used on the certificate of marriage, a name used as a matter of custom throughout the marriage or a maiden name.
A divorce decree can identify the name of the spouse upon a dissolution of marriage, including whether or not the spouse wishes to receive back the spouse's maiden name, or possibly otherwise.
In Illinois, alimony is awarded without regard to marital misconduct. According to Illinois divorce law, the judge orders support from one spouse to the other if the parties cannot agree. The court awards alimony in a lump sum or for a fixed or indefinite period of time. The alimony may be paid from the income or property of the other spouse after considering all relevant factors, including the income and assets of each spouse, the needs of each party, the earning capacity of each party, any impairment of the earning capacity of the party seeking alimony caused by marital sacrifices, the time necessary for the receiving party to seek employment, the standard of living established while married, the length of the marriage, the age and health of both parties, and the contributions and services by the party seeking maintenance to the education or career potential of the other spouse.
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