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Wyoming | Section Summary
Marital age requirements in Wyoming:
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of Wyoming.
Wyoming | Alimony Law Summary
In the state of Wyoming, while going through a divorce, either spouse may file for alimony to be received as soon as the court deems fit. Depending on several factors, the individual may or may not receive alimony. The basic concept of alimony is that during a marriage, one spouse is often more dependent on the other and develops a standard of living based on the higher income spouse’s income, and it is assumed that the higher income spouse has gained in some way from the commitment of the dependent spouse, such as from child rearing, housekeeping, or other forms of support, and as such, the higher income spouse is then responsible for maintaining the standard of living that the dependent spouse has developed.
Some main factors of consideration for alimony by the court are the sizes of both individual’s estates, incomes, potential earning ability, and monetary condition in which they will be left by the divorce. The payments may be decreed for life, or in a lump sum, as dictated by the court.
Things the court will not take into consideration include, but are not limited to, are: disability benefits, awarded to either veteran spouse for service connected disabilities, and awarding any other income or property of the ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony
Wyoming | Child Support Law Summary
- The child's age
- costs of necessary day care
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Wyoming | Custody Law Summary
- The quality of the relationship each child has with each parent
- The ability of each parent to provide care for each child
- The relative competency and fitness of each parent
- Each parent's willingness to accept all responsibilities of parenting
- How the parents and each child can best maintain and strengthen a relationship with each other
- How the parents and each child interact and communicate with each other
- The ability and willingness of each parent to allow the other to provide care without intrusion
- Geographic distance between the parents' residences
- The current physical and mental ability of each parent to care for each child
- Any other factors the court deems necessary and relevant
In any proceeding in which the custody of a child is at issue the court cannot make a preference solely due to gender.
The court shall consider evidence of spousal/child abuse to be against the best interest of ....... Click here to get more info on Custody
Wyoming | Divorce Law Summary
One of the parties seeking a divorce must have resided in the State for a period of 60 days prior to filing. ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce
Wyoming | Visitation Law Summary
The court will decide a request for visitation based on whether granting a parent visitation would be in the "best interests of the child."
What is considered in a child's "best interests" are outlined under the custody and visitation statute which indicate the following factors are relevant to this type of decision:
- The parent's’ and child’s wishes as to custody
- The child's adjustment to his or her home, school and community
- The mental and physical health of all individuals involved
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Wyoming | Property Division Law Summary
When arriving at an equitable division,courts will look at age, health, earning capacity ned as property acquired by one spouse prior to the marriage or property acquired by a spouse intended not to be considered marital property is not subject to equal division.
Alternatively, non-marital property or property defined as property acquired by one spouse prior to the marriage or property acquired by a spouse intended not to be considered marital property is not subject to equal division.
Equitable division does not mean marital property is divided equally, it is divided in manner that results in a fair or equitable result for each spouse.
Courts will consider the following factors:
Alternatively, non-marital property or property defined as property acquired by one spouse prior to the marriage or property acquired by a spouse intended not to be considered marit ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division