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GOP Income ProposalYour maintenance payments to your ex-spouse will no longer be income tax deductible to you if the Senate passes the pending GOP Income Tax Proposal.

Historically, upon divorce the one spouse usually the husband pays alimony (maintenance) to an ex-spouse. Those alimony payments would be income tax deductible to the paying spouse and income taxable to the receiving spouse. That is all about to change.

Under the Republican Tax Plan the maintenance deduction would be eliminated for alimony (maintenance) payments.

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alimony, alimony payments, alimony settlement, divorce proceeding, Illinois family law attorney, paying alimony, requesting alimonyWhile a wedding is often referred to as the best day of a man or woman’s life, the unfortunate reality is that many American marriages end in divorce. In 2012, more than two million Americans got divorced. Going through a divorce is stressful; many legal questions arise and most couples need help getting answers.

One of the common concerns coming out of a divorce proceeding – particularly if one spouse was not employed – is whether one former partner will be paying alimony to the other. Even then, once payment is determined, other questions arise including how much money is to be paid, how often, and for what duration of time.

How Alimony is Determined 

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