Effectively Resolving The Question Of Spousal Maintenance In Indiana
While there is no alimony in Indiana, state law does allow for spousal maintenance in certain limited situations, and for a possibly limited duration.
If spousal maintenance is likely to be a part of your divorce, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who can help you navigate the process of seeking spousal maintenance, including the level and duration of any maintenance awarded.
Generally, spousal maintenance is designed to provide financial stability to a spouse who may be unemployable. The spouse may not have the means or ability to support themselves financially, and the court may decide to have the former spouse provide financial assistance to the other spouse.
Whether You Pay or Receive Spousal Maintenance, You Deserve The Best Outcome
Fairly setting spousal maintenance is an issue of great importance to both the paying and the receiving spouse. Working with an attorney who understands how the court makes determinations on spousal maintenance is the best way to ensure you don’t end up shortchanged–or overburdened.
For a spouse seeking spousal maintenance, the reality may be that he or she has devoted his or her time to supporting the growth of the other spouse’s career and now has less employability than they would have, had they spent the course of the marriage growing their own career. There may also be other reasons that an award of spousal maintenance is appropriate.
For a spouse seeking to avoid or minimize the payment of spousal maintenance, the question of what is appropriate can have a tremendous impact on the quality of their life after the divorce.
We Know The Law Regarding Spousal Maintenance
Whether we are working to secure or oppose spousal maintenance, our decades of knowledge on how the law and the courts approach these issues allows us to advise clients in such a way that they can move forward with their lives.
Protecting Your Rights Is Our Top Priority
For the highly effective family law representation you need to ensure that spousal maintenance is addressed appropriately in your case, turn to Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. Call 317-660-8150 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.