Things to Know About Divorce in Indiana
Divorce is tough no matter where you are, but Indiana’s laws may be particularly confusing for divorcing couples. If you’re not familiar with the process and you don’t have a lawyer yet, the forms and questions can feel a little overwhelming.
Fortunately, Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm can help. There may be many things you’ll need to know about divorce in Indiana, but we can make sure you go into your divorce proceedings with the information you need to handle your divorce as effectively and efficiently as possible.
You’ll Need to Decide a Reason for Divorce
While you may simply list “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” as your reason for the divorce, Indiana does require that you choose a reason.
The state provides other specific reasons for divorce. Any of the following may also be used:
- Spouse committed a felony during the marriage
- Spouse was impotent
- Spouse suffered from “incurable insanity” for at least two years
Assets Will Be Split
Like many states, Indiana usually splits assets as equitably as possible during divorce proceedings, meaning that you should receive what’s fair for you. If you created a prenuptial agreement before your marriage, you might have listed specific assets for yourself, and that will be useful here.
The marriage length may also affect things. A longer marriage may require splitting a 401(k), while a short marriage may not. A mediator can help you decide who will keep what to make it as fair as possible, or a divorce lawyer can fight for your property in court.
The Process Takes a Few Months
While you and your spouse might have already agreed on how to split property and determine child custody, a divorce can take some time. There will be several forms you’ll need, but even after you’ve sent the paperwork in, it can take time to clear.
The divorce process after sending in your papers may take about sixty days, although this could be longer, depending on your situation and whether your spouse contests anything. Fortunately, a lawyer can help make the process as quick as possible by facilitating discussions with your spouse and helping you make decisions.
Our Lawyers Can Help You
Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm understands how difficult this can be, and we’re ready to help—as mediators or litigators. We can help you and your spouse make decisions on property and assets, or we can fight for you in court. We’re ready to help in whatever way you need.
Contact a lawyer as quickly as possible. Not only can we help with the things you need to know about divorce in Indiana, but we can fight for you and make sure you get the support you need.
If you’re considering a divorce, contact our firm today. Give us a call at 812-232-7400 or fill out the online contact form below.