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A strong and healthy marriage is a beautiful thing... when it works. When it doesn't, a broken marriage can be devastating on multiple levels to all parties involved. Nobody who gets married ever expects to divorce—but when the marriage becomes unbearable, divorce may be the best solution for the spouses, their children, and others.
Are you are contemplating filing for divorce? Have you learned that your spouse wants to divorce? If so, it is critical to retain counsel early in the process to work toward protecting your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
Contact Bowen & Associates, LLC, where our Indianapolis divorce attorneys have more than a decade of experience helping people with every aspect of the divorce process.
Divorce Basics in Indiana
Grounds for Divorce
In previous eras, it was necessary for anyone who wanted to file for divorce to first be able to prove that he or she had grounds to do so. Now, Indiana is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that it is possible to file for divorce without having to demonstrate that either spouse is responsible for the failure of the marriage. Instead, you can file for divorce on the grounds of the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
It is also possible to file based on the fact that your spouse has been convicted of a felony; that he or she has been impotent since the time of the marriage; or that he or she has suffered from incurable insanity for at least two years.
Filing for Divorce
When you are ready to move forward with your divorce, you will have to go about the action in one of two ways: uncontested divorce or contested divorce.
In uncontested divorce cases, you and your spouse work together to negotiate a settlement agreement out of court, making arrangements for issues including:
In contested divorce cases, you will need to go to court and engage in litigation against your spouse, making arguments and introducing evidence with the goal of persuading the judge to rule in your favor. In either scenario, our Indianapolis divorce attorney can work tirelessly to safeguard your best interests and achieve the outcome you deserve.
Get Your Case Reviewed for Free!
At Bowen & Associates, LLC, we handle any type of divorce that you may be experiencing:
We also offer free case evaluations so that you can meet with an attorney from our team and get answers to all of your questions. With more than a decade of legal experience, we have a proven track record of success in helping our clients find the smoothest and most effective path to divorce. Call us now at (317) 565-2221 to schedule an appointment with our Indianapolis divorce lawyer to get started on your case!
Educate Yourself About Divorce Before Proceeding
Our experience tells us that the more you know and understand about the law, the better prepared you are to make wise, informed decisions about how to proceed with your case.
Below are some links that may prove useful to you:
- Mediation / Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – If you want to know about trial alternatives, then this provides an accurate picture of the advantages and disadvantages
- Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines – If you want to learn more about child visitation, then this is a thorough guide.
- Child Support Information – Get a detailed look at child support with statutory information
- Indiana Child Support Calculator – An easy-to-use program that will allow you to begin the process of determining a child support obligation
- Protective Orders – Information on getting a protection order in Indiana
The Indiana Divorce Process
Even though Indiana is a no-fault divorce state, a divorcing couple must still declare the grounds for divorce when filing their Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Once the divorce is filed, temporary orders may be issued until the divorce is finalized after 60 days have elapsed. Temporary orders may help maintain the standard of living of an ex-spouse, child, or children. Once the 60-day waiting period has elapsed, a final hearing will be scheduled based on the court’s schedule and any issues in your unique matter.
There are numerous factors that go into a divorce in Indiana. Before filing, speak with our Indianapolis divorce attorneys at Bowen & Associates, LLC. Contact us online or call (317) 565-2221 today.