Friday, June 28, 2013

A recent Maintenance Case that may prove helpful in your Bloomington Illinois DIvorce

In re Marriage of Dowd

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
 2013 IL App (3d) 120140
Decision Date: 
 June 20, 2013
District: 
 3d Dist.
Division/County: 
 Will Co.
Justice: 
 WRIGHT
Holding: 
 Affirmed.
Court properly awarded wife 20% of husband's bonuses between $50,001 and $100,000 per year, and zero of husband's bonuses exceeding $100,000 each year in maintenance award (with monthly maintenance to wife of $6,100). Court's decision to allow fixed maintenance plus graduated percentage of annual bonuses as incentive for husband to maintain his productivity was reasonable and fair. Court properly denied wife's petition for contribution to attorney fees, as wife received property and accounts in excess of $200,000, and thus had sufficient income and assets to pay her own attorney fees. (McDADE and O'BRIEN, concurring.)

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Jon D. McLaughlin
(309) 319-6206 


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