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Indiana Residency and Filing Requirements
Indiana has certain residency requirements for filing a divorce action. If the residency requirements are not met, the court will not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The court will either not accept the case or will dismiss the case.
The residency requirements must be met when the case if first filed. If you don't meet the requirements, you must either wait until you meet the rule on residency or file your divorce in another state where you meet the requirements.
To file for a divorce or legal separation, either party must be a resident of Indiana or stationed at a U.S. military installation within the state for six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition. At the time of filing either party must be a resident of the county or stationed at a U.S. military installation within the county where the petition is filed for three months immediately preceding the filing.
Indiana Grounds for Divorce
The first divorce form filed in the Indiana court - either a petition or complaint - must state the grounds for the divorce. The appropriate grounds for a Indiana divorce are either the grounds that both parties can agree on and can substantiate in a divorce hearing or which the filing party chooses to prove to the court.
The Indiana court has power to divorce a couple from their marriage on the following grounds:
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Filing Spouse's Title
In Indiana, the filing spouse is called the petitioner.
Non-Filing Spouse's Title
In Indiana, the non-filing spouse is called the respondent.
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