Carmel Divorce Attorneys
Helping Clients Protect Their Interests
Not all marriages are destined for ‘happily ever after.’ If your marriage took a turn for the worse and you feel divorce is the only sensible solution, you need a skilled and experienced attorney on your side to guide you through every step of the process. At Bowen & Associates, LLC, our Carmel divorce lawyer is committed to helping every client dissolve their marriage while safeguarding their financial future and protecting their relationship with their children.
Contact the Carmel divorce attorney at Bowen & Associates, LLC, today at (317) 565-2221 for the exceptional legal help you need during this emotionally challenging time.
How Do I File for a Divorce in Indiana?
In order to file for divorce, either you or your spouse must be a resident of Indiana for at least six months. Indiana has no-fault grounds for divorce as well as fault-based grounds. In order to get a no-fault divorce in Indiana, you will just need to state in the petition that “there has been an irretrievable breakdown.” A fault-based divorce is based on the conviction of a felony after marriage, impotence at the time of marriage, or incurable insanity.
You will need to prepare a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, as well as other supporting documents, and file them with the court. You will then attend a court hearing during which the judge will confirm that all paperwork is in order then enter the Final Dissolution of Marriage Decree.
How Is Property Divided in a Divorce in Indiana?
Most states, including Indiana, are equitable division states, which means that all marital property and assets will be divided equitably, though not necessarily in a manner that is equal. When dividing marital property, the following factors are considered:
- The contributions of each spouse to the marriage, including income and property
- The economic circumstances of each spouse
- Each spouse’s earning capacity and income
- If either spouse wastefully dissipated assets or property
- The tax consequences of property division on either spouse
- If either spouse contributed to the other’s postsecondary education
A judge might also consider other factors that are pertinent to the issue of property division. If a prenuptial agreement is in place, property and assets will likely be divided as it is outlined in the document.
Other issues you and your spouse will address during the divorce process (if there are children of the marriage) include child custody, parenting time, spousal support, and child support.
Discuss Your Case With Our Carmel Divorce Lawyer for Free!
If you are considering a divorce or even in the process of a divorce, you will need an experienced team on your side to help you navigate this challenging process, whether you are able to settle out of court or require litigation. At Bowen & Associates, LLC, our Carmel divorce lawyers have over two decades of experience and will use our knowledge and insight to work to accomplish the results you need to begin a new chapter in your life.
Call us today at (317) 565-2221 to request a complimentary case review with one of our Carmel divorce attorneys.