Lafayette, IN asked in Divorce for Indiana

Q: How do I know if I can afford to divorce my husband?

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William J Webster

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  • Westfield, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: In regard to legal fees, if there is a disparity in income, an attorney can petition the Court for your spouse to pay all or part of your legal fees. Further, if there are assets that will be sold or assets you will acquire in the divorce, some attorneys will be willing to wait till the divorce is final and assets are available for legal fees. If the above does not apply to you, then there are organizations that provide free or reduce rate legal fees. Indiana Legal Services is a great resource with respect to finding such programs.

If your questions is whether you can survive on your own post divorce that is a personal question only you can answer.

Again if there is a disparity in income, you may be entitled to more that 50% of the marital estate. If certain conditions are met, you may qualify for spousal maintenance or if you have children then the Indiana Child Support Guidelines and Indiana online child support calculator will give you a general idea of what to expect in regard to a weekly child support obligation from your spouse.

I would need to know more about your case and the nature of your questions to give you a better answer. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 317-565-1818.

-Will

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