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The financial aspects of a divorce can be complicated, especially when it comes to determining alimony or spousal support.

If you are seeking a divorce and are worried about how you will support yourself or your children, we are here to help.

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is often a contentious issue in divorce cases.

It can be difficult to determine the appropriate amount and duration of support, which is why you need an experienced attorney to help you navigate the process.

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Why Consider Us?

We have helped numerous clients secure the alimony they need to move forward after a divorce.

We understand the financial challenges that come with the end of a marriage, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the financial support they are entitled to.


Kentucky Alimony Considerations

In the state of Kentucky, the legal process of determining alimony, also known as spousal support, can vary depending on the circumstances of the case.

Generally, the court will consider a range of factors when making a determination, including:

1. Length of the marriage

2. Income and earning potential of each spouse

3. Age and health of each spouse

4. Standard of living during the marriage

5. Contributions of each spouse to the marriage, including homemaking, child-rearing, and income-earning

6. Financial needs of each spouse

7. Assets and debts of each spouse

8. Any other relevant factors that the court deems necessary

The court will also consider any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements that may impact the determination of alimony. 

Once the court has considered all relevant factors, it will make a determination regarding the amount and duration of alimony payments.

Alimony payments may be temporary or permanent, depending on the circumstances. The court may also order that alimony payments be made in a lump sum or in periodic payments.

Is Alimony Appropriate for you?

We believe that everyone deserves a fair and equitable outcome in their divorce. We are committed to helping our clients secure the financial support they need to move forward with their lives.

If you are seeking alimony, don’t go through it alone.

3 Biggest Benefits

Financial Support

Alimony provides the spouse with the financial support needed to maintain a standard of living after a divorce.

It allows the recipient to continue living in the same manner as before the divorce and eases the financial burden of starting over.

Time to Transition

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time, and alimony can provide the recipient with the time and resources needed to transition to a new life.

This may include job training or education to re-enter the workforce or finding a new place to live.

Fairness & Equity

Alimony is meant to ensure fairness and equity in the financial outcome of a divorce.

It recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by both spouses during the marriage and aims to ensure that the financial consequences of the divorce are not unfairly distributed.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a divorce in Indiana?

The waiting period to get a divorce in Indiana depends on whether the divorce is contested or uncontested.

  1. Uncontested Divorce: If both parties agree on all issues, including property division, child custody, and support, there is no waiting period for an uncontested divorce in Indiana. The court can grant the divorce as soon as all necessary documents are filed and processed.
  2. Contested Divorce: In a contested divorce where the parties cannot reach an agreement on all issues, Indiana imposes a waiting period. The waiting period is typically 60 days from the date of filing the divorce petition. This waiting period is designed to allow spouses time to reconsider and potentially work out their differences. However, it's important to note that the actual resolution of a contested divorce may take longer, depending on the complexity of the case and court schedules.


What are the residency requirements for getting a divorce in Indiana?

1. Indiana Residency:

  • Either you or your spouse must be a resident of Indiana, or stationed at a U.S. military installation within the state, for at least six months preceding the filing of the divorce petition.

2. County Residency:

  • The divorce action should be filed in the county where either you or your spouse has lived for at least three months prior to filing the petition.

Meeting both the state and county residency requirements is essential for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce case.

How is child custody decided in a divorce?

Child custody is determined by considering the best interests of the child, which may include factors such as the child's age, health, and relationships with each parent.

How much child support will I have to pay?

Child support is calculated based on a variety of factors, including the income of each parent, the number of children, and the child's needs.

How long does a divorce take?

The length of a divorce can vary depending on the complexity of the case and whether the parties can agree on the terms of the divorce. Some divorces can be completed in a few months, while others can take years.

Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce?

While it is possible to get a divorce without a lawyer, it is often recommended to hire a lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected and that the divorce process goes smoothly.

How much will a divorce cost?

The cost of a divorce can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the length of the proceedings, and the hourly rate of the attorney. Some divorces may cost only a few thousand dollars, while others can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

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