Fort Wayne Divorce Attorneys
Divorce is no easy matter. It represents a huge change in your life and the lives of your children. You will need to rearrange your life, accommodate your children, maybe even move. These are all major changes that take a huge emotional toll. In addition, there are assets that need to be sorted, custody and visitation arrangements to be made, and finances to be sorted out.
For that reason, each individual in a divorce is represented by an attorney. There is no simple way to disentangle two lives and more often than not, the two parties are at odds with one another. The Fort Wayne, IN divorce attorneys at Bellinger Law Firm have helped couples settle their differences and begin new lives apart from one another. We have handled divorces in which one spouse is abusive, high asset divorces, and divorces in which custody is bitterly battled. We can also help you settle your divorce favorably. Give us a call at (260) 428-2214 or contact us online and we can begin discussing your situation today.
No-Fault Divorce in Indiana
Indiana is among the many states that offer no-fault divorce as an option. No fault divorces can be quickly and easily resolved, but often times they are not. This is due in large part to the lack of legal grounds Indiana provides for filing a fault-based divorce.
One spouse can not blame the other spouse for damaging or ultimately destroying the marriage. The two merely claim that they have irreconcilable differences and choose to move on from one another.
On the other hand, no-fault does not imply that the two spouses see eye to eye on every issue. In a no-fault divorce, certain issues such as asset distribution and custody can be hotly contested.
Fault-based divorce requires grounds. One party accuses the other party of any number of wrongful actions and states those as the reason for filing the divorce. However, Indiana severely limits the grounds for which a fault-based divorce can be pursued. In fact, there are only three. Those are:
- The spouse was convicted of a felony during the marriage;
- The spouse has been deemed “incurably insane” for at least two years;
- The spouse is impotent at the time of marriage.
You may have noticed that infidelity does not constitute grounds for a fault-based divorce and neither does a pattern of abuse (unless it results in a felony conviction). Nonetheless, these issues can be and are taken into account during a no-fault divorce. Because Indiana severely limits legal grounds for pursuing fault-based divorces, most are forced to file no-fault divorces.
Call a Fort Wayne, IN Divorce Lawyer Today
The divorce attorneys at the Bellinger Law Firm can help advocate for your interests. Give us a call and we can schedule a consultation today.