Men & Divorce and Indiana Divorce Laws | Cordell & Cordell


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Divorce can be the most trying period in a man’s life. Cordell & Cordell, a domestic law firm, hopes to make it easier for you and your children. Our divorce attorneys focus entirely on men’s divorce, child custody, paternity, modification, and other issues relating to men and divorce.

Cordell & Cordell offers legal representation throughout the state, including southern Indiana, with an office in Indianapolis and Carmel.

Our Indiana divorce attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of Indiana divorce law and are committed to being a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with an Indiana divorce lawyer, call 1-866-DADS-LAW or your local office.

Indiana Divorce FAQ

What are the grounds for filing for divorce in Indiana?

Although Indiana is a "no-fault" divorce state, the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must declare the appropriate grounds upon which the dissolution is being sought. The appropriate lawful ground will be that which the parties agree upon and can substantiate, or that which the filing spouse desires to prove to the court. The dissolution of marriage grounds are as follows: Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Fault:
  • The felony conviction of either of the parties;
  • Impotence; or
  • Incurable insanity for a period of at least two years.

How much will my divorce cost?

Unfortunately, how much a divorce costs is based on too many variables to provide an estimate of anticipated costs. The costs depend on the actions of the parties, their needs and wants, and how they choose to seek those goals. You are the best person to evaluate your ability to afford the process, and this analysis should be done on a continuing basis.

Can I annul my marriage?

An annulment may be granted upon a showing by a party of one of the following grounds: one spouse is under age or was mentally incompetent to consent; the marriage was obtained by fraud; one spouse is of unsound mind; or one spouse was married in another state with the intent to evade the marriage laws of Indiana. Not finding the answer you are looking for? Browse our entire Indiana Divorce FAQ.

Indiana Child Custody Questions

Who will get custody of our child?

In Indiana, who receives custody of the children is based on the best interests of the child. What is in the best interests of the child is determined by the court based on an analysis of a series of factors set forth by statute.

When can I modify custody?

Once the issues of custody and visitation have been resolved by agreement or the court, specific procedures must be followed to change the arrangement. In order to support a request for a change to a custody or visitation arrangement, the parent seeking the modification must show a substantial change in circumstances. Courts will almost always consider a request for modification if there is a showing that the child is endangered by the current custody arrangement. If a custody modification is contested, then the parent seeking the change should be prepared for what will likely be a contentious hearing. Not finding the answer you are looking for? Browse our entire Indiana Child Custody FAQ.