Divorce Attorney in Carmel Empowering Clients To Take Back Control

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.

What Sets Us Apart?

Experienced & Dedicated Counsel
  • Efficiency You Deserve

    Time is money—and at our firm, we believe that efficient, responsive communication is essential to ensure our counsel is providing the highest value. We work diligently to create a nearly paperless office and prefer to handle almost all communication electronically.

  • Client Focused - Results Driven

    We aim to form long-term client relationships that will prove beneficial both now and in the future.  You can rest assured that when you retain our legal team, we will take the time to understand you and your case, and remain fully engaged from start to finish.

  • Creative Solutions to Meet Your Goals

    Imagination, excellence, and a passion for practical solutions contribute to our foundation. When you work with us, you can have confidence in the fact that we will be doing everything we can to achieve the best possible results for you.

  • Big-City Experience, Small-Firm Atmosphere

    Our firm may be small, but our team is known for getting results by maintaining a strong commitment to being practical and sensible. We provide personalized legal solutions and the supportive assistance you deserve. 

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Our Results Speak for Themselves
    I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!

    “I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!”

    - Desiree S.
    The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.

    “I called Justin Bowen because I needed an attorney for my recent DUI and being a RN that only complicated things. I was very anxious about the whole ordeal. The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.”

    - Kelly W.
    One of the best lawyers I have dealt with concerning family issues.

    “I retained Justin for a protection order that my daughter's father had filed against me. Justin showed up and showed outputting his skills of many years of knowing the law to work. The frustration on my daughter's father's face was very pleasing to see.”

    - Lakia B.
    They never stopped working, even up to the last day before our hearing, to try to get me the best outcome possible. I couldn't have been happier with my agreement.

    “Being a father trying to get custody of your child is an extremely difficult process and they were both very patient in explaining all of my options and what costs/benefits were associated with these options. They never stopped working, even up to the last”

    - Nick E.
    She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation calm.

    “I was referred to Justin by a friend who went through a divorce shortly before my own. She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation ...”

    - Muhammad Y.

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