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A former wife is back in court to fight for alimony

Many former couples in Illinois are able to reach amicable settlements in divorce. However, settlement agreements must be kept by both sides in order to obtain such positive results. If a former spouse does not adhere to the terms contained in an agreement, trouble may ensue. This appears to be the case for one woman who has gone back to court to fight for alimony she says she's entitled to but has yet to receive.

The situation involves a former executive at a global banking investment firm. While employed at the company, the woman's former husband is said to have earned at least $7 million a year. She told the court she has reason to believe he left his position (and has not secured new employment) in order to avoid paying her alimony.

The two divorced under very contentious circumstances in 2014. The woman accused her then husband of coercing her to take part in illicit sexual encounters with others. She also claimed he hosted annual illegal drug parties and would allow his children to be present while he and his friends tripped on psychedelic drugs. She later rescinded the latter allegations as part of her divorce settlement agreement.

Alimony scheduled to be paid to the woman after divorce was directly linked to her former husband's ability to find new employment. Since he has not done so, she has returned to court to request that the provisions of the settlement be enforced. In Illinois, many who have faced similar settlement problems in the past have achieved successful results in court by acting alongside experienced and aggressive representation.

Source: New York Post, "'Wife-swapping' banker accused of delaying job search to avoid alimony", Julia Marsh, Nov. 10, 2016

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