Experienced Guidance Navigating Bankruptcy And Divorce

Experienced Guidance Navigating Bankruptcy And Divorce

Helping You Get Through Divorce And On To A Brighter Tomorrow

Last updated on April 22, 2024

If you are facing a divorce in Indiana or see a potential divorce on the horizon, Adolf Law Office in Fort Wayne is here to provide you with the experienced legal representation you need.

Divorce attorney Anthony T. Adolf understands what is at stake and will fight aggressively to help you achieve the post-divorce future you deserve.

Protecting Your Rights On All Fronts

A divorce is a momentous event that will affect you for a long time in many ways. Of the many important issues settled in a divorce, some of the most important include:

  • The share of marital property you will receive, such as real estate, savings accounts, personal possessions and 401(k)s pensions and other retirement accounts
  • The amount of marital debt you will carry into post-divorce life
  • Whether either spouse will receive spousal maintenance (alimony), how much and for how long
  • Issues affecting your children, such as custody and support
  • Modifying existing orders involving custody, child support, parenting time and paternity issues when circumstances change

We will fight for you on all fronts, helping you get through this challenging time so you can put divorce and other family law troubles behind you for good.

Frequently Asked Questions For Indiana Divorces

We know that divorce is stressful and creates uncertainty. We aim to help relieve your anxiety by answering your questions. Here are three we regularly receive:

Are assets split evenly in an Indiana divorce?

Indiana is a “one-pot” state, meaning all assets acquired before or during the marriage are subject to division.

However, assets are not necessarily shared evenly. Indiana follows the principle of “equitable distribution.” When disputes exist, the court looks for a fair and reasonable solution.

Judges consider several factors, including each spouse’s contribution to the marital estate, each party’s economic circumstances and conduct during the marriage.

Equitable does not always mean equal, so one spouse may receive more than the other based on the court’s assessment of what is just.

What are the grounds for divorce in Indiana?

Indiana is a “no-fault” state, meaning the only grounds required is a breakdown of the marriage. Neither spouse needs to prove fault to end the marriage.

However, Indiana law also recognizes “fault” grounds for divorce, which include a felony conviction for either party, impotence or incurable insanity of either party for at least two years.

Indiana grants far more divorces on a no-fault basis, as proving fault is not required.

How does Indiana’s divorce process work?

The process begins when one spouse files a petition with the court. The nonfiling spouse typically has 20 to 30 days to respond after being served with divorce papers.

If you have children, you must address custody, parenting time and child support. Similarly, you must resolve the division of assets, alimony and other financial matters.

You and your spouse can reach an agreement on your own, through mediation or leave the decisions to the court. The court finalizes the divorce once all these issues are settled.

The entire process can take a minimum of 60 days to several months, depending on the complexities of your situation and whether you and your spouse agree.

Speak With A Knowledgeable Divorce Lawyer Today

Your future may seem cloudy right now, but an experienced divorce attorney can provide you with clarity and answers to vexing questions about your future. To arrange a legal consultation with a skilled divorce lawyer in Fort Wayne, contact us by telephone at 260-208-4112 or online by filling out a brief contact form.