Indianapolis Divorce Attorney
Many people who file for divorce don't know what they are entitled to or where the hidden risks are. During a time of change, the best investment you can make is to work with an experienced Indianapolis divorce lawyer. The right attorney will know how to protect your best interests without fueling a fight with the opposing side.
Tailoring My Approach Based On Your Best Interests
I am attorney Vanessa López Aguilera with extensive experience guiding clients through the divorce process. My approach is based on my clients' needs and the unique circumstances involved. I can take a firm stance when negotiating to protect my clients' financial or parenting interests. However, I am also highly skilled at working to minimize conflict and seeking amicable resolutions. Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation to learn how I can tailor my approach based on your situation.
Certified Mediator Guiding You Toward a Brighter Future
I am a certified mediator committed to helping you and your spouse reach an amicable divorce settlement outside of a costly courtroom battle. If you go to court, you will lose control over the outcome of your divorce since a judge will make a decision that could affect you for years. In mediation, I act as a neutral third party to help divorcing parties move past roadblocks when seeking to resolve:
When high-conflict custody matters cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, I can help you find a resolution as a parenting coordinator. The sessions may be court-appointed or divorcing parents may choose to work with a parenting coordinator outside of a contentious courtroom proceeding. I offer mediation services in English and in Spanish.
When Is Spousal Maintenance Awarded in Indiana?
Understandably, you may be worried about paying or receiving spousal support. Indiana law has clear rules on spousal maintenance payments after a divorce. Spousal maintenance can be granted based on the following situations:
- If a spouse is disabled, the divorce judge may order the other spouse to make lifetime support payments to the disabled spouse.
- If the divorcing parents have a child with special needs, the divorce court may order the working spouse to pay spousal maintenance to the parent who does not work or works less than full time.
- If one spouse has no work history outside the home, a divorce judge may order rehabilitative spousal maintenance, usually for about three years. This is designed to give the nonworking spouse time to get educated or vocational training so he or she can become self-sufficient.
Contact Carmel Spousal Maintenance Attorney Vanessa López Aguilera
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The divorce process may feel like a mystery but an experienced family law attorney can eliminate any confusion, while fighting to protect your best interests. This has been my focus for years. Contact my Indianapolis law firm today for a free 30-minute consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Hablamos español.