If it is possible for a couple to work together with their divorce attorneys to negotiate child support, the Indiana divorce court will allow the spouses to come to an agreement.
When it's not possible for a couple to come to an agreement, the Indiana divorce court will determine child support.
Under state divorce laws, child support is calculated by estimating the amount of support that would have been available to the child or children if the family had stayed together. The estimated amount is divided proportionally between the parents, according to each spouse's income.
The Indiana divorce court will consider the following factors to calculate child support:
When making child support decisions, the Indiana divorce court may include medical, hospital, dental and educational support in the support order.
If you are considering filing divorce, connect with a local divorce attorney to learn more about child support decisions in Indianan divorce. Get legal advice on how much you can expect to pay as a noncustodial parent or to receive as a custodial parent.
Find a local Indiana divorce attorney near you today who can review your case by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a divorce case review form.
The above synopsis of Indiana divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Indiana divorce lawyer in your area.
Indiana divorce laws were last updated October 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.