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Is Spousal Maintenance A Hot-Button Issue In Your Divorce?

Are you worried about supporting yourself after your divorce? Are you going to need training or further education to reenter the workforce? Or are you wondering if you will have to pay – and just how much – spousal support if you get divorced?

When spousal support becomes a point of heated arguments in your divorce, you can count on our respected family law lawyer at the Law Offices of J. Douglas Angel to address your legal needs. With decades of experience, our founding attorney, Doug Angel, has the knowledge you need to diffuse these disputes with optimal results.

Attorney Angel is also a family law mediator in Indiana. His varied and in-depth experience can help you achieve your goals through negotiation, mediation or litigation. If you have questions about spousal support (alimony), call 219-961-2166 to schedule a consultation to discuss your financial circumstances with our founding attorney, Doug Angel.

An Informative And Attentive Approach To Spousal Maintenance

Unless the parties agree to it, in general, the judge cannot order the payment of spousal maintenance (a/k/a spousal support or alimony) as part of the decree unless there is some incapacitation, or the need for education or training to return to employment. If one person left a lucrative career to take care of the family, the person may need to be retrained for employment. If that is the case, the court may order a limited period of support for retraining purposes only.

Spousal support orders generally lapse when the payer of that support dies or the person receiving spousal support remarries. Recent changes in the tax laws have also affected spousal maintenance. At the Law Offices of J. Douglas Angel, we take the time with you so you understand the nuances of spousal maintenance. We can confidentially discuss these matters during your divorce or afterward.

At the Law Offices of J. Douglas Angel, we are well-prepared, organized and experienced in litigation when other methods have failed. We work hard and prepare thoroughly for any turn your case may take.

Speak With Attorney J. Douglas Angel For Clear Answers To Support Matters

Are you going to receive or will you have to pay spousal maintenance, spousal support, alimony if you get divorced? Have you been receiving less spousal support than the amount spelled out in your divorce decree or settlement agreement? We have answers to your questions and proven solutions to your stressful support-related problems and other family law problems. If you have questions about spousal support, call us at 219-961-2166 or contact us by email. We respond promptly the next business day to after-hours messages.