Indiana Divorce Guide

Grounds For Divorce

In order to file for a divorce or separation in this Grounds for divorcestate, you must have grounds for divorce (a reason to request the marriage be terminated). Grounds for divorce in Indiana include:

  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
  • The conviction of either of the parties, subsequent to the marriage, of a felon
  • Impotence, existing at the time of the marriage
  • Incurable insanity of either party for a period of at least 2 years

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The court may order a summary dissolution decree that does not require a final hearing if there have been filed with the court verified pleadings, signed by both parties, containing:

  • a written waiver of final hearing; and
  • either a statement that there are no contested issues in the action, or a written agreement made in accordance with section 17 of this chapter that settles any contested issues between the parties

[Indiana Code – Title 31 – Article 15 – Chapters: 2-]

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