Divorce Law Tables - Georgia - Maine
Table 1 - Alimony/Spousal Support Factors
STATE
Statutory List
Marital Fault Not Considered
Marital Fault Relevant
Standard of Living
Status as Custodial Parent
Georgia
X

X
X

Hawaii
X
X

X
X
Idaho
X

X


Illinois
X
X

X
X
Indiana
X
X

X
X
Iowa
X
X

X
X
Kansas

X



Kentucky
X
X

X

Louisiana
X

X

X
Maine
X
X




Table 2 - Custody Criteria
STATE
Statutory Guidelines
Children's Wishes
Joint Custody
Cooperative Parent
Domestic Violence
Health
Attorney or GAL
Georgia
X
X
X




Hawaii
X
X


X

X
Idaho
X
X
X

X
X

Illinois
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Indiana
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Iowa
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Kansas
X
X
X
X
X
X

Kentucky
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Louisiana
X
X
X

X


Maine
X



X

X


Table 3 - Child Support Guidelines
STATE
Income Share
Percent of Income
Extraordinary Medical Add On*
Child-Care Add On*
College Support
UIFSA
Georgia

X
X



Hawaii



X
X

Idaho
X

X
X

X
Illinois

X


X
X
Indiana
X

X
X
X
X
Iowa
X



X

Kansas
X

X
X

X
Kentucky
X

X
X


Louisiana
X

X
X

X
Maine
X

X
X

X

* Source: Laura W. Morgan, Child Support Guidelines (1996)

Table 4 - Grounds for Divorce and Residency Requirements
STATE
No Fault Sole Ground
No Fault Added to Traditional
Incompatibility
Living Separate and Apart
Judicial Separation
Durational Requirements
Georgia

X



6 months
Hawaii
X


2 years
X
6 months
Idaho

X


X
6 weeks
Illinois

X

2 years
X
90 days
Indiana

X


X
60 days
Iowa
X



X
None
Kansas


X


60 days
Kentucky
X



X
180 days
Louisiana

X

6 months
X
None
Maine

X


X
6 months


Table 5 - Property Division
STATE
Community Property
Only Marital Divided
Statutory List of Factors
Non Monetary Contributions
Economic Misconduct
Contribution to Education
Georgia

X




Hawaii


X
X
X

Idaho
X

X



Illinois

X
X
X
X

Indiana

X
X
X
X
X
Iowa

X
X
X


Kansas


X

X

Kentucky

X
X
X
X

Louisiana
X





Maine

X
X
X




Table 6- Third Party Visitation
STATE
Stepparents
Grandparents-Death of Their Child
Grandparents-Child Divorce
Out of Wedlock
Any Interested Party
Georgia

X
X


Hawaii
X

X


Idaho


X
X

Illinois

X
X
X

Indiana
X
X
X
X

Iowa

X
X


Kansas
X
X
X
X

Kentucky

X
X
X

Louisiana

X
X


Maine
X
X
X
X

Source: Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 30, No.4, Winter 1997. Published by Section of Family Law - American Bar Association.


   
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