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Assistance Throughout Complex Matters That Accompany Dissolution

Nearly every marriage contains some level of disagreement regarding the accurate split of assets and income. Depending on the specific factors of your combined finances, you might need a knowledgeable attorney on your side.

At The Zerbe Firm, our attorneys are skilled negotiators and accomplished litigators. We will leverage our prior successes to fight for your fair treatment throughout the dissolution process.

Weighing Various Factors

Spousal maintenance can also be referred to as spousal support. These terms refer to the ability of the court to order payments from the financially independent party to the financially dependent party. Based on factors such as education, earning potential, age and work history, a family law court can award spousal maintenance or temporary spousal maintenance.

  • Temporary maintenance: Often, the court will find that one party requires financial support for a finite amount of time. This support can be used to pay bills while additional education or job training is completed. Once the financially dependent party has completed the training necessary to attain a sufficient job, the support will end. Typically, temporary maintenance lasts three years or less from the date of the dissolution decree.
  • Indefinite maintenance: This is not permanent support, but the court has determined that a period longer than three years is necessary. Typically, the court will make this determination based on the mental or physical incapacity of the party. Likewise, if he or she is a custodial parent of a special-needs child, the support can be determined to be indefinite.

If you have questions about your unique situation, or you would like more information about how support is calculated, do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule a confidential consultation.

Consult With A Knowledgeable Attorney

If you have further questions regarding spousal maintenance, contact The Zerbe Firm to learn more about our services or schedule a meeting. Call us at 812-270-9999 or contact us online. We serve clients in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.