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Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married. The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.
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Hire an Indiana Divorce Lawyer or MediatorIf your divorce is contested and/or you need legal advice, you will most likely be hiring a divorce Lawyer or Mediator to begin your Indiana divorce proceedings. All it takes is making a phone call to set up an initial consultation, which is often offered free of charge.
In Indiana, both parents contribute to the support of their child. The parent with greater earning power typically pays child support if he or she is not the custodial parent. In deciding child support, the court considers the financial resources of the parent who has primary physical custody of the child and makes every attempt to ensure that the child has the same standard of living they would have had if the parents had not divorced. Other factors the court considers are special physical, mental or educational needs. The court also considers the financial resources and personal needs of the noncustodial parent. Indiana statute includes child support guidelines that provide a formula for determining the amount each parent should contribute to the child's welfare based on their combined weekly, adjusted income.
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