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Divorce in Indiana is legally referred to as Dissolution of Marriage.

To file for a divorce or separation legally, either party should be a resident of the Indiana for six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition.

  • A Petition for Dissolution of Marriage may be filed in Domestic relations court in the county where the party is a resident.
  • At least 2 months after a petition for separation is documented,

the court may enter a summary dissolution decree without holding a final hearing, if the petition has filed verified pleadings signed by both parties with the court.

  • It should contain written waiver of final hearing and either a statement that

there are no contested issues in the action or a written agreement that settles any contested issues between the parties.

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