It’s noble for spouses to do everything possible to save a troubled marriage. There may come a time, however, when one or both parties decide that a marriage is beyond repair. If you are a spouse who has concluded that divorce is inevitable, you should speak to a knowledgeable Indiana divorce attorney as soon as possible.
We Know What It Takes
At Dillman, Chastain, Byrd, LLC, we can help you protect your rights where your property is concerned by making sure that the financial circumstances of you and your spouse are accurately reflected in your divorce settlement. More importantly, we can ensure that what is in the best interest of your children is protected in any child custody and/or child support orders. Schedule a time today to learn more about your rights during the dissolution of your marriage, as well as what to expect as the legal process moves forward.
Divorce in the State of Indiana
In order to seek a divorce in Indiana, at least one of the spouses concerned must have lived in the state for at least six months prior to filing. One spouse must have also lived in the county where the petition is filed for at least three months before seeking divorce. There are several legal reasons a spouse can pursue a divorce, such as:
- An irreversible breakdown of marital relations
- A felony conviction for either spouse
- Ongoing impotence
- Either spouse suffering from insanity for two years or more
Alimony, Custody, Support and Other Issues
A divorce settlement is intended to address important concerns including alimony, division of property, child support, child custody and visitation rights. There are numerous variables a judge may consider before issuing a final divorce settlement. These generally include the duration of the marriage, how much time each parent currently spends with their children, and the income and earning potential of each spouse. By partnering with a seasoned divorce attorney, you stand a much better chance of receiving an equitable divorce settlement than you do alone. We know divorce is difficult, under even the best of circumstances, but we can guide you through the process with minimal stress and cost while insulating your children from unnecessary emotional and financial uncertainty.