Dissolution of Marriage

Dissolution of Marriage

 Marriage Dissolution

Indiana is a “no-fault” divorce state. It means that a marriage may be dissolved even if the spouse seeking a divorce does not establish any reason or assign any blame for the breakup of the marriage.

Indiana Requirements for Dissolution of Marriage

In order to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in Indiana, one spouse must be a resident of Indiana for at least six months prior to filing and must be a resident of the county where the petition is filed for at least 90 days.

Indiana requires a waiting period of 60 days after filing a petition for dissolution before a divorce can be finalized.

Uncontested Divorce

If the divorce is uncontested, meaning that both spouses agree on all of the terms of the divorce, then the divorce may be granted immediately after the waiting period expires.
Divorce decree

Contested Divorce

In contested divorce cases, however, where both spouses agree on a few, if any, terms of the divorce, the process can take months or a year or more.
Hiring an experienced Indiana divorce attorney to negotiate for your interests goes a long way in avoiding unnecessary conflict with your spouse and streamlining the legal process of divorce.

In a dissolution of marriage, the terms that may be subject to dispute are almost limitless, and may include:
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Parenting time (visitation) schedule
  • Division of marital property
  • Division of debts
  • Spousal support (alimony)
All of the contested terms must be negotiated until both parties can reach an agreement that they find fair and reasonable. Understandably, this can be an arduous and emotionally draining process for anyone.

The good news is that even the most contested divorces can be settled outside of the courtroom. A knowledgeable and skilled family law attorney can help keep the conflict to a minimum and negotiate a dissolution of marriage settlement that is in your (and your children's) best interests. You need an attorney who “has seen it all” and who has exclusively handled these types of cases for over 30 years.
Schedule a consultation to speak to a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney regarding dissolution of marriage.
812-238-2121
Eric Abel of Abel Law will personally speak to you. He can set his own appointments, and he will personally handle your priority case. Schedule your appointment today.
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