Indiana Divorce Attorney

Steuben County Divorce Lawyers

Divorce, also referred to as the “dissolution of marriage”, occurs when a marriage is legally terminated. Indiana divorce law governs all matters concerning legal separation, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and equitable distribution. When spouses decide to move forward with a divorce, there is often immense conflict and emotional trauma, especially when children are involved. For this reason, it is advisable that any person considering divorce speak with a skilled Indiana divorce attorney. A family law attorney can inform the person of his/her legal options, provide guidance, and protect the person’s rights.

No-Fault Divorce in Indiana

In 1973, the Indiana legislature expressly abolished the existing fault-based grounds for divorce. Indiana now recognizes four specific grounds for divorce, including:

  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage;
  • The conviction of either of the parties, subsequent to the marriage, of a felony;
  • Impotence, existing at the time of the marriage; and
  • Incurable insanity of either party for a period of at least two (2) years.

A vast majority of all divorces cite to an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage as the grounds for a divorce.

Indiana Residency Requirements

Before a person can file for divorce, he/she must meet certain Indiana residency requirements. A Spouse may seek a divorce in Indiana if he/she meets the following conditions:

  • A resident of the county for three months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution or marriage; or
  • Stationed at a United States military installation within Indiana for three months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution or marriage.

Before a person can file for divorce in a county within Indiana, he/she must meet certain county residency requirements. A Spouse may seek a divorce in a county within Indiana if he/she meets the following conditions:

  • A resident of that county for three months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution or marriage; or
  • Stationed at a United States military installation within that county for three months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution or marriage.

Contact an Angola County divorce lawyer at our law firm for help with your case!