Indiana Alimony Laws
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The following is a summary of Indiana alimony laws, and is by no means intended to be an all-inclusive description of what to expect in your particular case. In some cases, the exact text of the statute may have been simplified and/or modified to provide for easier understanding. For a more specific understanding of the laws, you should consult the full Indiana Code and/or consult with an attorney about how the law might apply to your particular situation.
A court may order alimony if it finds that:
(a) a spouse is physically or mentally incapacitated, to the extent that the ability of the incapacitated spouse to support himself or herself is materially affected,
(b) a spouse lacks sufficient property, including marital property apportioned to the spouse, to provide for the spouse's needs; or
(c) the spouse is the custodian of a child whose physical or mental incapacity requires the custodian to forgo employment.
Indiana laws allow the court to consider the following factors when determining an award of alimony:
(A) the educational level of each spouse at the time of marriage and at the time the divorce is filed;
(B) whether an interruption in the education, training, or employment of a spouse who is seeking maintenance occurred during the marriage as a result of homemaking or child care responsibilities, or both;
(C) the earning capacity of each spouse, including educational background, training, employment skills, work experience, and length of presence in or absence from the job market; and
(D) the time and expense necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the spouse who is seeking maintenance to find appropriate employment.
A court may award rehabilitative alimony if necessary, in an amount and for a period of time that the court considers appropriate, but not to exceed 3 years from the date of the final decree.
-From 31-15-7-2 of the Indiana Code.
Actually usually lawyers hire other lawyers to represent them if need be. Just saying.
Btw I am studying law in the hope of making my own money and not relying on a guy to provide for me - shouldn't that make you happy?