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Indiana Simplified Divorce Procedures

The court may enter a summary dissolution decree without holding a court hearing in all cases in which the following requirements have been met: (1) 60 days have elapsed since the filing of a petition for dissolution; (2) the petition was verified and signed by both spouses; (3) the petition contained a written waiver of a final hearing; and (4) the petition contained either: (a) a statement that there are no contested issues or (b) that the spouses have made a written agreement in settlement of any contested issues. If there are some remaining contested issues, the court may hold a final hearing on those remaining contested issues. In addition, marital settlement agreements are specifically authorized in Indiana. [Annotated Indiana Code; Title 31, Article 15, Chapters 2-13 and 2-17].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for dissolution of marriage in Indiana, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory dissolution of marriage documents to the county court. You can visit the Indiana state statutes located at: http://www.state.in.us/ to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Indiana Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Indiana Laws and the filing requirements.