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Delaware Divorce Support


Delaware divorce support rights are to ensure that the divorce does not have any negative effect at least financially on the life of both the spouses.

Provision of spousal support as per the Delaware divorce support: The court orders for the spousal support in Delaware on the basis of the Delaware Code - Title 13 - Chapters: 1512. There are so many factors that are considered by the court to decide whether the petitioner is eligible to get a spousal support or not. For that the court depends on the proof of income and the other evidences provided by the parties. If the court feels necessary it might order in favor of the petitioner for alimony either of permanent nature or a temporary support that is to be given by the other spouse. While deciding on the nature of the support and the amount of the spousal support the court considers the following points.
  • The financial resources of both the parties including monthly income, income from the marital or separate property and ability to meet the requirements of living.
  • Time and expenses that is required to get sufficient education or training for the recipient of the alimony to get a suitable job.
  • The of living standards of the spouses before divorce.
  • Duration of the marriage.
  • Age and health of the parties
  • If there is any financial assistance provided by either of the spouses to the other.
DE child support rights

In the state of Delaware the child support is ordered by the court on the basis of the Delaware Code - Title 13 - Chapters: 501, 514, 701. Generally the child support is ordered by the court to be paid by the non custodian parent. This is to ensure that both the parents take equal responsibility in rearing the children. The court follows the Percentage of Income formula to calculate the amount of the child support. In this process the percentage of the income of the non custodian parent is calculated according to the number of children eligible to get the child support. While deciding on the amount of the child support the court also considers the age and health of the children, education of the child, and financial capacity of both the parents.

Delaware property rights

Division property as per the Delaware Code - Title 13 - Chapters: 1504, 1513: Delaware being an "equitable distribution" state all the marital properties are divided equitably between the two parties. The court primarily encourages the parties to come to an amicable settlement regarding the distribution of the property and the debts but if that fails the property is divided by the court considering the following factors,
  • Duration of the marriage.
  • Prior marriage of either of the parties.
  • Income, education, vocational skill and employability of the parties.
  • Liabilities and requirement of the parties.
  • Separate property and chance of getting property in future etc.
The main objective of the court while deciding on the Delaware divorce support is that both of the parties continue to live a healthy and respectable life even after the divorce.


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