Can a Divorce Be Denied in Indiana?

Although you likely needed to provide grounds for seeking a marriage dissolution when you filed your divorce petition in family court, a request will never be denied solely on the grounds that one spouse doesn’t want to get a divorce.

Thankfully, your spouse cannot hold you hostage in a marriage that has irretrievably broken down. With this in mind, continue reading to learn more about a no-fault divorce and how your divorce proceedings could be delayed.

No-Fault Divorces

A no-fault divorce simply means that neither spouse is being held accountable for the demise of the marriage. These are the most frequently sought divorces, as they are the least time-consuming and much more cost effective than if you were to seek a fault divorce.

The only time that seeking a fault divorce would be to your benefit is if you are in desperate need of financial support and can demonstrate that your spouse wronged you in some way, which made it impossible for you to continue in the marriage. However, we rarely advise our clients to opt for this route when they want to end their marriage.

Your Divorce Could Be Postponed

Indiana enforces a mandatory cooling off period of sixty days, which means your marriage cannot be finalized for a minimum of sixty days following the filing date. During this time, you and your spouse have the opportunity to try to work on your marriage, if you wish to do so.

Once the sixty days have passed, if you have resolved the issue of the division of your marital property and spousal support, your divorce can be finalized and you’ll no longer legally be married to your spouse.

An Indiana Divorce Lawyer Can Help

If you are interested in further discussing the circumstances of your impending divorce, reach out to a qualified Indiana divorce lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm today.

We proudly offer free consultations to individuals who are considering divorce in Indiana. You can take advantage of this opportunity by completing the online contact form below or by calling our firm directly at 1-812-232-7400.