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In Illinois, if you are divorced and get re-married and file

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In Illinois, if you are divorced and get re-married and file joint tax returns with your new spouse, are both your incomes considered by the courts as a basis for paying maintenance to the x-spouse.?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
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No, it isn't. Your new spouse has no legal obligation to support your former spouse. There can be an exception when a person remarries and then ceases working to avoid paying support. But ordinarily, remarriage is not a basis for increasing alimony.
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