Does Indiana have an alimony law?
Technically, there is no alimony in Indiana but there is “spousal maintenance”. Unlike some other states, Indiana does not recognize traditional “alimony” and the award of spousal maintenance in Indiana is limited. That article may answer some of the other questions you may have about divorce in Indiana.
How is alimony determined in Indiana?
The duration of payments is determined by a judge in Indiana family court. Alimony length is usually based on length of marriage – one commonly used standard for alimony duration is that 1 year of alimony is paid every three years of marriage (however, this is not always the case in every state or with every judge).
How long do you have to pay alimony in Indiana?
3 yearsUnder IC 31-15-7, maintenance can be awarded as part of a divorce or legal separation decree, but the parameters of such an award are small. Generally, but for maintenance due to incapacitation, the statutory maximum that a court will require maintenance is 3 years.