Starting on January 1, 2015, Illinois will become one of the first states to implement strict numerical guidelines for alimony. These guidelines only apply to marriages with a combined gross income of under $250,000 in which a judge determines support is appropriate. Judges may only deviate from these guidelines if they explain their reasoning in writing.
One of the biggest issues married couples have that can put a strain on a relationship is finances. Many studies, including one from the Kansas State University, reveal that if couples consistently fight about money, this could be a strong indicator that divorce may be in their future.