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Indiana Legal Requirements for Divorce

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Requirements for Divorce

Code Section31-15-2-2 et seq.
Residency RequirementsOne party at filing must be resident for 6 months.
Waiting PeriodFinal hearing no sooner than 60 days after filing; continue matter for 45 days if possibility for reconciliation; after 45, judge may enter decree upon request; if no request after 90 days, matter is dismissed.
'No Fault' Grounds for DivorceIrretrievable breakdown.
Defenses to a Divorce Filing-
Other Grounds for DivorceImpotency; insanity for at least 2 yrs.; conviction of felony.

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