Choosing to move forward with a divorce was likely one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make. Once the decision is made, you probably want it finalized and behind you as quickly as possible.
There are many factors that will need to be taken into consideration before this can be done, but there are some things you can do to expedite the process. Below, we examine what the average divorce timeline looks like in Indiana.
Before You File
Prior to filing for divorce, you will need to make sure that you meet Indiana’s residency requirements. You or spouse need to have lived in the state for a minimum of six months before you can be considered a resident for divorce purposes.
Establishing Grounds for Your Divorce
When you are filing for divorce, you’ll need to state what your grounds are for wanting to divorce. You can choose to move forward with an at-fault divorce, meaning there is something your spouse did that caused you to end the marriage.
An example could be if your spouse was diagnosed with an incurable mental health condition, or if they were convicted of a felony. Otherwise, you can opt for a no-fault divorce, which means that your marriage has irretrievably broken down on its own.
Settle Points of Contention
From there, you will need to work with your spouse to determine how your assets, debts, and property will be divided between the two of you. You will also need to discuss child support, if you share children, and develop a parenting plan.
If you can resolve these issues amicably, your divorce can be finalized in as few as sixty days. However, if you are considering a reconciliation, you can ask the court to postpone your divorce for another forty-five days.
Finalize Your Divorce with the Help of an Indiana Lawyer
When you need assistance filing for divorce, or if you have questions about your upcoming divorce proceedings, work with a highly trained Indiana divorce lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm. You can schedule an initial appointment today by calling our office at 1-812-232-7400 or by filling out the brief contact form included below.