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Four Reasons for Divorce in Indiana

Not every marriage is going to work out forever. While divorce is not ever the intended result of a marriage, it does happen and with some frequency. Still, when it comes to providing a reason for divorce, most of the time, the majority of divorce cases come about because of situations that are so irreparable that a dissolution of marriage makes sense.

If you are determining if you are going to divorce your spouse, this is a big decision. Unless your relationship with your spouse is toxic, you are clearly not compatible with each other, or another major life event prompted you to think about divorce, contemplating divorce can be confusing and distressing. You may be weighing your options. Your final decision can feel unclear. If you move forward with divorce, you may have to cite a reason for your decision in your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

What are the Top Reasons Couples File for Divorce in Indiana?

There are some obvious reasons why divorce may be the final solution to a marriage that is failing including chronic infidelity or physical and/or mental abuse. Clearly, with all of the divorces that take place across the country, not every marriage that ends in divorce is because of such serious issues as described above. But, certain reasons may be subject to more scrutiny than others.  

It is always a good idea to really take the time to review your reasons for wanting to divorce your spouse before you file. Maybe, your spouse agrees with you that there is no way to fix the marriage and also wants to end things. Other times, your spouse may want to work as hard as possible to mend any issues that are present to preserve your union. If you are asserting a reason for divorce that your spouse does not agree with, you may be put in a position to have to prove your assertions.

The following reasons are the most common for divorce in Indiana:

  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
  • Your spouse was convicted of a felony.
  • Your spouse has a substantial mental health issue that has existed for two years or more.
  • Impotence.

Once a petition for divorce has been filed, the earliest that it can be granted is after 60 days. 

Typically, when a divorce is granted, the property that is shared between two parties is split evenly, but not always. A judge will examine several factors to determine the fairest way to divvy up the property and assets that a married couple shared. This could mean that one spouse could get more of the property than the other. Having knowledgeable legal counsel supporting you will help protect your interests and improve your ability to leave your marriage with a reasonable distribution of the wealth that you accumulated when you were married.

Speak to a Danville Divorce Attorney Today

Divorce can be unnerving and emotional. If dissolving a marriage is the best thing for your health and well-being, then looking after yourself is essential. Christopher L. Arrington is a Danville divorce lawyer who can assist you with securing the best possible resolution for your unique situation. Call Christopher L. Arrington today at (317) 745-4494 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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