Indiana is a no-fault divorce state. However, it does provide a spouse limited number of grounds on which to file a divorce. The state also has residency requirements to file for divorce. At least one spouse must live in the:
The specific forms a spouse needs to file depends on the specific issues that exist in the divorce. In general, the needed forms to start the divorce include:
The Child Support Obligation form only applies if the couple has minor children.
Yes, the state expects the petitioner to serve their spouse with divorce papers. A spouse can send the petition:
Be aware that you will have to pay a fee for using a sheriff’s service. The payment for the fee should be issued to the county and the sheriff’s office.
It depends. One or both spouses can move out of Indiana during the divorce process if there are no minor children. However, if minor children are involved, a spouse may be prohibited from moving. The spouses are expected to attend all divorce proceedings.
Indiana has a 60-day waiting period after the petition is filed. After the expiration of the waiting period, a hearing is held. If both spouses agree on all of the terms, they will receive their divorce decree sooner. If either spouse contests any of the terms, the spouses will have to resolve those issues before receiving the divorce decree.
Dissolving a marriage is complicated. Thus, it is imperative that you have a divorce attorney helping you through the process. An attorney can also assist you in dealing with whatever surprises or complications that may occur.
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