Settling the most sensitive issues in Indiana civil court
People have disagreements every day, and some must be settled in court. Those involving divorce and children can keep you up at night because your most intimate relationships and assets are at stake.
Indiana is a no-fault divorce state, which means there is no need to prove wrongdoing of either spouse to file for divorce. Simple divorces can be finalized 60 days after papers have been filed. In most cases, debts and property are divided 50-50 between the spouses, but courts may find reason to give more to one party than another.
This is when things can become troublesome in dissolving a marriage between two people without children. Add children to the equation, and the process becomes more complex with issues of custody and support.
Indiana courts typically attempt to keep the best interests of the children in mind when deciding custody. The decision is based on factors such as the age and sex of the child or children, the wishes of the children and parents, school, community, mental and physical health of all parties, stability of the home (including income, housing and child care), and any history of domestic violence by either parent.
When mediation has failed to settle the terms of your divorce, child custody and support arrangements, seeking the help of a trial-ready attorney may be your only option for fair terms after your marriage has ended.