What Are Grounds for Divorce in Indiana?

At some point, you might have realized that you weren’t happy in your marriage, and now it’s time to get out of that relationship. But perhaps you’re not sure what grounds you have to seek a divorce, and that might slow or stop your progress in getting your divorce finalized.

If you’re wondering about acceptable grounds for divorce in Indiana, then you need to call a lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm for help. Our attorneys understand how confusing it can be to seek a divorce, and we have the answers to your questions. If you’re seeking a divorce in Indiana, an attorney can guide you through your next steps and fight for you when you need it.  

You Don’t Have to Be Specific

While Indiana officially has only four grounds for which you can file for divorce, you do have some freedom within those categories. One of the acceptable grounds for divorce is “irretrievable breakdown of marriage.”

This is one of the most common reasons people cite in their divorce proceedings. You and your spouse may simply not get along as you once did. Although you’ve done what you’re willing to do, things that you can’t accept have been said or done. In that case, you can file on the grounds of an irretrievable breakdown without necessarily needing further evidence.  

Other Grounds for Divorce

In some cases, however, you may have experienced one of the other, more specific grounds for a divorce in Indiana. If you’re considering a divorce, one of the following reasons might be more appropriate for you to list:

  • Felony Convictions – If your spouse is convicted of a felony, then you have grounds for a divorce. This is especially true if your spouse has been violent toward you or convicted of a sex offense, in which cases you may need to also seek a protection order.
  • Impotence – If your spouse is impotent, you could seek a divorce. The impotence must have existed at the time of the marriage.
  • Insanity – Indiana also allows you to divorce your spouse if he or she has suffered from “incurable insanity.” This must have lasted for at least two years before a divorce is allowed.

A Lawyer Can Help You File for Divorce

Determining where your divorce case fits and what grounds you could file under might be confusing. You’re already dealing with the pain that comes with a divorce, and now you’ll need to determine whether you have grounds for divorce under Indiana law.

Fortunately, a lawyer from Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm can help you. We’ll explain your options, and we’ll fight for your right to a divorce. Give us a call at 1-812-232-7400 or complete the online contact form below.