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In Indiana, Divorce is known as Dissolution of Marriage.  Our Indiana Divorce Attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Indiana divorce, custody, and child support law.  Our family law practice focuses on the issues surrounding divorce including child custody, paternity, modification, custody, parenting time, and division of assets.

When Can a Divorce be Granted in Indiana?

Well, for the most part, anytime.  But the legal standard that the Indiana divorce courts will look at is the following:  Dissolution of marriage shall be decreed upon a finding by a court of one (1) of the following grounds and no other ground:

(1) Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

(2) The conviction of either of the parties, subsequent to the marriage, of a felony.

(3) Impotence, existing at the time of the marriage.(4) Incurable insanity of either party for a period of at least two (2) years.

Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is an easy standard, which will almost always be met.

The Process for Divorcing in Indiana

In Indiana, divorce starts with the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.  Our attorneys have filed many of these over the years and can prepare such a petition for you, usually at your Initial Office Conference if you decide to move forward.

The petition will contain things like: the residence of each party, the date of marriage, the date on which you separated, and the name, age, and address of any children.  Indiana law does require that one of the parties must have been a resident of Indiana for at least 6 months immediately preceding the filing of the petition.

What is the Fastest I can Get Divorced in Indiana?

Indiana Law is very clear on this.  A divorce cannot be granted for at least 60 days after a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed.  However, it’s important to realize, it could very well take much longer than 60 days.  The amount of time it will take to complete your case will depend on several things including: whether the parties agree, the complexity of the marital estate, whether a hearing will be needed, etc.

What Matters are Considered in a Divorce?

Many matters will need to be addressed in a divorce, including real property and asset division, primary physical custody of the children, parenting time, child support, and spousal support.  These matters can greatly impact a person’s future; therefore experienced, dedicated legal counsel will be critical.   For more information regarding these items please ask our Indiana Divorce Attorneys about them.

Can I get an Annulment in Indiana?

The short answer is maybe.  Indiana Law allows for annulments, and/or for a void/voidable marriage.

Typically, the reasons for an annulment or void/voidable marriage include some sort of fraud.  We have had these types of cases before, but they are the exception to the rule, and are much rarer than a divorce or dissolution of marriage.  To discuss this possibility for an annulment, please contact us.

Set up your consultation with one of our Indiana Divorce Attorneys

Are you considering filing for divorce?  Has your spouse indicated they are going to file for divorce?  If so, then it is important that you meet with a qualified experienced Indiana Divorce Attorney.  At Dollard & Whalin we provide full service, affordable family law legal services and representation, and are qualified to handle your family law needs.  Please contact us to set up a

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