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When is Spousal Support or Alimony Awarded in Indiana?

An Indiana Court may award spousal support if one spouse is physically or mentally unable to support himself or herself or if the court finds that a spouse lacks sufficient property to satisfy his or her needs and the spouse is the custodian of a minor child who’s physical or mental condition prevents the parent from working. In determining spousal support, the court should consider the educational level of the spouse requesting support, whether the spouse’s education or employment was interrupted during the marriage for homemaking or child rearing, the earning capacity of the spouse, and the time and expense necessary for a spouse to get the training or education to find suitable employment. A court may order rehabilitative maintenance for a period not exceeding three years. (Indiana Code 31-15-7-2)

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