Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage
In Indiana, a divorce is called a Dissolution of Marriage, and the process generally begins with the filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Given Indiana is a no-fault state, the reason for the breakdown of the marriage is not relevant. In addition, Indiana has a“cooling off period” which means a divorce can not be granted sooner than sixty (60) days. While often times cases can be resolved on an uncontested basis (meaning the parties can reach an agreement as to all their issues), sometimes a contested hearing is required.
Landwerlen & Rothkopf, L.L.P. can help you through this difficult and emotional process, which includes such matters as: dissolution of marriages, legal separations, identification of assets, valuation of assets, spousal maintenance and other matters.
We can also help you with related family law matters such as: prenuptial agreements, custody matters including modifications of custody, child support, educational issues pertaining to children, emancipation matters, contempts of court because a party will not follow a court order, paternity cases, cohabitation arrangements, protective orders, grandparent visitation, and adoptions.