What is Spousal Support (Maintenance) in Allen County in Fort Wayne, Indiana?
In a lot of divorce matters, spousal support is a big focal point. This is particularly true when one spouse has been a stay-at-home parent and has not worked in recent years. While there are no specific guidelines or requirements for spousal support in Indiana, that doesn’t mean that spouses are not entitled to seek it. However, for a court to award spousal support to the requesting party, they must demonstrate the need for financial support and that the other spouse is capable of paying.
You must have an experienced lawyer on your side who understands the law and will hard work to protect your interests. At Stange Law Firm, we represent clients throughout Allen County from our office in Fort Wayne, Indiana in all types of spousal support matters. No matter which side of the case you are on, we are committed to doing everything in our power to secure the most favorable possible result on your behalf.
Spousal Support in Allen County, Indiana in Fort Wayne
According to Indiana divorce laws, either party may request and subsequently be awarded spousal support. This relies on a finding that the party that is seeking spousal support is not able to support themselves and lacks the appropriate property to provide for their own needs; or that the party that is seeking spousal maintenance is the guardian of a child whose condition is such that it would be inappropriate for that party to seek outside employment.
Some of the factors that Indiana courts may consider when determining spousal support include:
- The time necessary for the spouse seeking support to acquire employment or seek education without interfering with the needs of the couple’s children
- The comparative earning capacity of each spouse
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The obligations and assets of the marriage, both separate and marital
- The duration of the marriage
- The age, physical, and mental condition of the spouse seeking support
- The ability of the supporting spouse to meet both his needs and the needs of the spouse seeking support
The order establishing spousal support must also determine whether the award is modifiable or non-modifiable. If the award is modifiable, the court can modify the award if:
- there’s been a substantial and continuing change in circumstances, or
- one of the spouses has been ordered to pay an amount of child support that’s at least 20% higher or lower than the amount under Indiana’s child support guidelines (Must be more than one year past the original maintenance order)
Handling Spousal Support in Fort Wayne, Indiana in Allen County
To speak to a spousal support lawyer who can help you in Fort Wayne, Indiana in Allen County, call us at 855-805-0595 or contact our law firm online.
If you are interested in learning more about the Allen County Family Court, please visit the following links:
- Allen County Family Court: Any additional information regarding the Allen County Family Court can be found here.
- Allen County Local Court Rules: Wondering what all of the Allen County court rules may be? Click here to take a look.
- Allen County Courthouse Directions: Do you need directions or a map of the Allen County Circuit Court? Click on this link on Google Maps for guidance.
Contact Our Spousal Support Attorneys in Fort Wayne, Indiana in Allen County Today
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