Thank you for your follow up.
While I cannot comment on your specific case, generally, if the marriage duration is less than 5 years prior to divorce, then in most cases, the spouse who earns significantly less, might be entitled to have her legal fees and court costs paid by the higher earning spouse and also might be entitled to short term maintenance, which is usually ordered by the court while divorce is pending, but in most cases would not exceed 6 months in duration.
Generally, according to the new 2017 Illinois law, if one spouse earns about $250k and the other spouse earns $40k, and the marriage lasted about 24 months, then the lower earning spouse might be entitled to around $5,000 a month in short term alimony (normally for no longer than 6 months).
It is important to understand that each case in unique and it is important for the person in similar situation to consult and retain an experienced local family law attorney to have the entire case reviewed and also to have such local attorney provide representation in the pending divorce case.
I wish you the best of luck!