Hendricks County Divorce
Hendricks County Family Law Firm Walks You Through the Divorce Process
Indiana Divorce Attorney Focuses on Divorcing Clients Divorce is known as dissolution of marriage in Indiana. If you are looking into ending your marriage in Indiana, you will need to know the process and how to file for divorce.
Grounds for Divorce in Indiana
Indiana is a mixed divorce state, meaning that state law provides for no-fault divorces as well as divorces based upon limited no fault grounds. Although most divorcing couples choose a no-fault divorce because it doesn’t require stating a reason for the divorce; however, if a fault-based divorce is desired, Indiana allows three grounds, including:
- Felony conviction
Filing for Divorce
The issues in your divorce will determine which forms you need to file, but all Indiana divorces require that the following forms be filed:
- Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
- Financial Declaration
- Child Support Obligation Worksheet (if minor children are involved)
Once you have completed the required forms, they must be filed with the clerk of courts office in the county in which you live. Each county has its own requirements regarding how many copies you will be required to file, but an Indiana rule mandates that you print any documents containing confidential information on light green paper. Indiana defines confidential information as:
- Social Security numbers
- Bank account numbers
- Tax records
- PIN numbers
- Medical records
- Child abuse records
Once your forms are filed in court, you must provide your spouse with a copy via service of process. Indiana allows you to serve your spouse via certified mail, private process server, or sheriff’s service.
If you are going through a divorce in Hendricks County, Indiana and are in need of competent representation, contact Vanessa López Aguilera online or call 317-542-3142. We offer expert family law advice and free 15 minute initial consultations. For your convenience, evening and Saturday appointments are available.