What Are the Legal Requirements to File for Divorce in Indiana?

What Are the Legal Requirements to File for Divorce in Indiana?

All states have statutory and residency requirements to file for divorce. This helps prevent people from “forum shopping” or filing for divorce in a state which may afford them a better outcome, or from engaging in interstate parental kidnapping. This blog discusses the statutory legal requirements to file for divorce in Indiana and how incapacity, […]

How to Move On With Your Life After Divorce

How to Move On With Your Life After Divorce

Divorce may be the most traumatic experience a person can go through. For many, it is not just the end of a relationship, it is the end of life as they know it. Plans were made, goals set, and an ultimate objective established; all of which have now been thwarted. This frequently leaves one wondering […]

How Do I Obtain a Divorce if I Am Not in Contact With My Spouse?

How Do I Obtain a Divorce if I Am Not in Contact With My Spouse?

While Indiana is a no-fault divorce state, which does not require your spouse’s permission or consent to get a divorce, notice of divorce proceedings must still be provided. Normally, this would be accomplished by having the Sheriff’s Department personally deliver a copy of the divorce petition, along with a summons, to your spouse’s residence. The […]

How to Lawfully Slow Down a Divorce Proceeding in Indiana

How to Lawfully Slow Down a Divorce Proceeding in Indiana

While there is no way to stop a divorce in Indiana, a party who does not want a divorce may wish to slow it down in the hopes of reconciliation. There are a few strategies that can be used to accomplish this goal. This blog explores how to slow down a divorce proceeding without violating […]

What Is the Procedure for a Divorce in the Catholic Church

What Is the Procedure for a Divorce in the Catholic Church

When discussing the procedure for a divorce in the Catholic Church, generally two (2) concepts come into play. The first is a legal annulment of the marriage. A legal annulment, when granted, means that in the eyes of the law, the marriage never existed. This may assist with an annulment in the Catholic Divorce. The […]

What Is the First Step Toward a Mutual Divorce in Indiana?

What Is the First Step Toward a Mutual Divorce in Indiana?

Mutual divorce, sometimes called uncontested or agreed divorce, is when both parties agree on all terms of the divorce and do not need any hearings. Uncontested divorces are preferred by the court and can save the parties quite a bit of time, money, and stress. Oftentimes parties to a mutual divorce attempt to complete the […]

What Was Your Biggest Mistake in the Divorce Process?

What Was Your Biggest Mistake in the Divorce Process?

Depending on the contested issues in a divorce, the process can go quickly and smoothly or slowly and painfully, dragging on for months or even years. Mistakes during the divorce process can also cause delays and unpredicted or unwanted outcomes. This blog discusses the biggest mistakes parties can make during the divorce process. Divorce can […]

How to Stop Divorce Proceedings in Indiana?

How to Stop Divorce Proceedings in Indiana?

Whether or not you can stop divorce proceedings in Indiana depends on who filed for the divorce and who wants to stop it. When a spouse files for divorce, but the other party wants to stay in the marriage, they may look for a way to stop the divorce to keep the marriage intact. Stopping […]

In What Circumstances Can a Person Appeal Their Case in Indiana?

In What Circumstances Can a Person Appeal Their Case in Indiana?

In every one of Indiana’s trial courts, many orders are issued each day. Most of these orders are interlocutory (temporary) orders that cannot be appealed. However, with every final order the disposes of all pending trial court issues, there is the right to appeal the case to the Court of Appeals of Indiana. The key […]

What Should I Know About Child Custody in Indiana?

What Should I Know About Child Custody in Indiana?

Child custody determinations are made by the court in divorce and paternity proceedings when the parties cannot reach an agreement on their own. In both cases, the courts in Indiana prefer that the parties create their own custody and parenting time plans and provide the Indiana Child Support Rules and Guidelines from which they can […]