The Indiana Court of Appeals recently took on the divorce case of a well-educated couple who married in 1995 and had two children. The husband, a tenured professor at Purdue University and the wife, a chemical engineer with a master’s degree in business administration, were in the process of separating in 2014 after nearly 20 years together.
At issue before the appellate court in Klimeck v. Klimeck was whether the trial court:
- Properly and reasonably divided the marital estate;
- Abused its discretion by ordering the husband to pay spousal maintenance to the wife;
- Abused its discretion by imposing a gag order on the husband with regard to the wife’s medical conditions and treatments.
Ultimately, the court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Continue reading