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Fishers Spousal Maintenance Lawyers

Advocating for Your Future Livelihood

Divorce can result in abrupt changes to a person’s life. It is not uncommon for one spouse to sacrifice a prospective career for the opportunity to start a family. When a divorce ends up separating a married couple where only one spouse earned income, the other spouse must find a means of supporting himself or herself, and in some cases with a child. In either case, our skilled family law litigators at Massillamany Jester & Carson have experience in spousal maintenance proceedings and can help you.

To speak with an experienced Fishers spousal maintenance attorney, schedule an appointment online or call (317) 434-1490 for a free consultation.

We Can Negotiate for Spousal Support or Maintenance

Alimony or spousal support is not awarded in the state of Indiana. This means a court cannot force one party to pay spousal support to the other. However, parties, through mediation or another collaboration process, can agree to pay alimony or spousal support to their ex-spouse. Additionally, Indiana courts can order what is called spousal maintenance.

Spousal maintenance is a payment from one party to the other post-divorce, and is applicable in three situations:

  1. If the spouse is the custodial parent of a child with a physical or mental incapacity that inhibits that spouse’s ability to work;
  2. If the spouse is physically or mentally incapacitated such that he/she cannot support herself/himself; or
  3. If the spouse is in need of rehabilitative maintenance due to a lack of education or job training.

Our Lawyers Have Experience with Spousal Maintenance Modifications

Divorce decrees involving spousal maintenance may be modified or revoked by the court.

A spousal maintenance order may be modified in the following cases:

  1. Upon a showing of a substantial change in circumstances; or
  2. If the spousal maintenance order was issued a year ago, and the amount deviated by more than 20% from the amount awarded under child support guidelines.

Our family law attorneys at Massillamany Jeter & Carson will help review your case to see if any of these situations apply to you.

To schedule a free consultation with a Fishers spousal maintenance litigator, contact us online or call (317) 434-1490.

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