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How does divorce work in Indiana?

There was a time in Indiana and most other states where divorce was nearly unheard of and was only conducted with special dispensation. Now, however, the end of a marriage is more common and more laws deal with the various issues connected to it. Fortunately, anyone who wants a divorce generally has a road to get one.

How can people qualify for a divorce in Indiana?

Indiana is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce. This means that neither spouse has to prove that the other did something over which they feel the need to end a marriage. They simply must attest that they believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Which people in Indiana may apply for a divorce?

One of the two spouses must have lived in Indiana for six months before they are able to file for divorce. A county in the Hoosier State will require three months of residency there before they process an application as well.

How long does the divorce process take?

An Indiana court will take a minimum of 60 days to process a divorce. This is assuming that neither spouse contests the proceedings, and there are few issues on which the spouses do not agree.

Who can help when considering a divorce?

An attorney can always help spouses considering divorce in Indiana. Legal representation is often helpful when mediation, conflict resolution or negotiation are required to complete a divorce proceeding. A lawyer can also help establish positions for a parent on child custody and visitation, which can help them look after families in a difficult time.

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