What Is the Difference Between Filing and Suing for Divorce in Indiana?

What Is the Difference Between Filing and Suing for Divorce in Indiana?

Legal terminology can be confusing, particularly for those who have little-to-no experience with the court system. For example, everyone knows what a divorce is, but in Indiana a divorce is referred to as a dissolution of marriage, a phrase with which most people are not familiar. This blog explains the difference between filing and suing […]

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is exactly what it states and infers—there are no “jurisdictional,” custody or property issue in dispute in the divorce. These are extremely rare once the parties determine what they are entitled as the “uncontested” divorce proceeds. Even with an uncontested divorce, the court still has to wait sixty (60) days to divorce […]

How Does the Process of Divorce Work in Indiana?

How Does the Process of Divorce Work in Indiana?

Every state has different processes for divorce. For instance, the waiting period for a divorce may be up to a year in some cases. In Indiana, it is sixty (60) days. News stories of the day report on large alimony awards ordered in some cases. Indiana does not have alimony, just child support, which is […]

How Long Is the Divorce Process in Indiana?

How Long Is the Divorce Process in Indiana?

The divorce process varies from state to state and case to case. However, Indiana has a relatively short divorce “cooling off” period compared to some states. While a marriage is favored in Indiana, and there is a “cooling off” period it is relatively short. That said in any state, notwithstanding the cooling off period, a […]

How Do I Find a Good Divorce Lawyer in Indiana?

How Do I Find a Good Divorce Lawyer in Indiana?

A blog about “how do I find a good divorce lawyer” written by an attorney is humorous in many ways given all of the jokes and old sayings about lawyers. The first, is no one wants a good attorney and wishes they didn’t exist until, of course, they themselves need a good lawyer. The phrase […]

How Do I File an Appeal on My Parenting Time Case in Indiana?

How Do I File an Appeal on My Parenting Time Case in Indiana?

As a threshold matter, any party who loses any final order as to all issues may appeal to the Court of Appeals of Indiana located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This includes appeals of parenting time unless it is a preliminary order issued on a temporary basis in a divorce case. This in theory could be appealed, […]

Can You Withdraw a Divorce in Indiana Once You File It?

Can You Withdraw a Divorce in Indiana Once You File It?

There are many times and reasons that people file for divorce. In some cases, it is with the hope that it causes the other spouse to take the marriage seriously—and save it. To begin a divorce case, a party must file a Verified Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Pursuant to the Divorce Act. This blog […]

In Indiana, What Happens if neither Party Shows up for Divorce Court?

In Indiana, What Happens if neither Party Shows up for Divorce Court?

Sometimes one or both parties do not appear for a court hearing due to lack of notice, scheduling conflicts, or no desire to pursue the divorce. When one party appears and the other does not, a default judgment may be entered in favor of the party who appeared. However, when neither party shows up for […]

How Many Days Does It Take to File a Divorce Case in Indiana?

How Many Days Does It Take to File a Divorce Case in Indiana?

All states have a waiting, or cooling off, period before a final hearing can be held for a settlement agreement filed in a divorce. The waiting period is intended to reduce court congestion and the number of parties seeking divorce simply out of anger. This blog explores how many days it takes to file a […]