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To file for divorce in the state of Indiana, the filing spouse must have lived there for at least six months. Also, there is a 60-day waiting period for both contested and uncontested dissolution of marriage.
There are both at-fault and no-fault grounds for divorce within the state. The no-fault grounds for divorce include the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
The at-fault grounds for divorce include felony conviction of either of the parties subsequent of the marriage, impotence existing at the time of marriage, And incurable insanity of either party for at least two years.
The divorcing parties can agree to either joint or sole legal and physical custody of the children. The parent has the right to participate in decision-making involving a child if he or she is given legal custody. The court can award either joint or sole legal custody in a contested dissolution, and it will determine physical custody for the child based on what is deemed to be in the best interest of the said child.
When determining all custody issues, the court will take into account the wishes of the parent as well as a mature child. The court will also consider any bond between the child, parents, siblings, and a child’s adjustment to the home, school, and community. The mental and physical health of all parties involved is also considered in all custody decisions.
The standard Indiana state child support guidelines apply in virtually every divorce case within the state, unless there are exceptional circumstances in play. Both spouses’ gross income, as well as child-related expenses, are considered when calculating child support. Child support continues until the child reaches age 18, and it may extend through the child's’ secondary education.
The venue of divorce without an attorney, in the state of Indiana, lies within the county where either the petitioner or where the respondent has an established residence. Preference should be given to the home county of any minor children--if applicable.
Before filing for divorce, or anytime during the divorce proceedings, the parties may choose to submit any or all of the issues to arbitration for the case to proceed as an uncontested divorce.
All court filing fees are in addition to the cost of using BuyDivorcePapers.com. This cost will vary from county to county. Check with your local courthouse for the exact amounts.