Thank you for the additional information. In Illinois, a court will consider the following relevant factors, when deciding to award her support, after the divorce:
both spouses’ income and property, including marital property, awarded to both spouses and any non-marital property awarded to the spouse requesting alimony
the financial needs of each spouse
the present and future earning capacity of each spouse
any damage to the earning capacity of the spouse requesting alimony due to time spent on domestic duties (such as childcare), or a decision to delay or give up education, training, employment, or career opportunities because of the marriage
the time it will take the spouse seeking alimony to obtain the education, training, and employment necessary to become self-supporting (if the requesting spouse is caring for children, however, the judge may find it inappropriate for that spouse to work)
the standard of living established during the marriage
the length of the marriage
the age and the physical and emotional condition of both spouses
the tax consequences of the property division for each spouse’s economic circumstances
whether the spouse requesting alimony made significant contributions to the other spouse’s education, training, or career
any valid agreement of the parties, and
any other factor that the court believes is fair and equitable.
As far as any support for her children, you would not have to pay any child support
. That obligation belongs to the biological father and if she wants it, she needs to go after him.
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