When you’re considering a divorce, one of the first things to cross your mind might be finances. After all, if your spouse works and you don’t have a job, it can be difficult to survive on your own when your spouse has taken care of your expenses for so long.
In some cases, you may be entitled to support, but calculating alimony in Indiana correctly might be difficult. Fortunately, you can have a lawyer from Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm help you calculate how much alimony you should receive.
When you’re not sure what alimony can do for you or how to get it, it’s best to ask for help. A lawyer can get you the information you need and fight for your right to the support you’re owed.
What Is Alimony?
Alimony is financial support you may receive from your spouse after a divorce, which should help you support yourself without losing your quality of life. For people who have never worked or never earned a significant wage, alimony can help you maintain your living expenses and take care of yourself after a divorce.
Indiana does have specific laws that decide whether spousal maintenance should be available. Often, the case may be that your education level and training may not be enough to maintain your standard of living alone. This type of maintenance can only last for three years.
Some circumstances may last longer, however. If you’re unable to support yourself due to mental or physical disabilities, or if you’re unable to work because your child is disabled, it’s possible that you may receive alimony to help you maintain your life long after the divorce.
How Do I Calculate It?
Once you’re sure you’re eligible for alimony, you’ll need to consider how much you’re owed. A lawyer can be extremely helpful in this regard.
Usually, what you’ll receive in alimony will be based on several factors that will affect how much is available and how long you can receive it. The list below is a small sample of the factors that will go into calculating alimony in Indiana:
- Your education
- Your employment history
- Any child support you’re receiving
- Any income you’re earning while training to enter the workforce
- Amount needed to give you a similar lifestyle to the one you’re used to
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Unfortunately, calculating alimony in Indiana can take time, and it may be a little confusing. After all, the law doesn’t state exactly what you should receive. It will all depend on your unique situation. You may need help calculating what you deserve.
Contacting a lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm can help you get answers on your alimony fast. Our lawyers are familiar with the process and are ready to get you the funds you need to live comfortably after the divorce.
If you’re not sure how much alimony you’re owed, speak to our firm today. Give us a call at 1-812-232-7400 or fill out the online contact form below to get started.