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What steps must be undertaken in family law court for divorce?

Divorce is a very common civil law action that many Indiana residents will experience during their lives. Divorce obviously ends with the termination of the spouses' marriage, but how do the spouses get to that point? This blog post will provide readers with a quick summary of the steps that must be undertaken during the divorce process.

Benefits of joint custody over sole custody

Divorce can spark a wide range of desires for divorcing parents. If disputes are running high and spouses are not getting along, this could cause some divorcing parents to seek contrasting parenting plans for their children. While some parents may work tirelessly to obtain primary custody, allowing only visitation to the other parent, other parents may find that joint custody may be more ideal for everyone involved.

What are grandparents' rights in Indiana?

One family law issue in Indiana is the right of grandparents to visit or have custody of their grandchildren. Grandparents' rights in Indiana, like many other states, are limited. Grandparents may ask for visitation with their grandchildren when one parent is dead, the parent's are divorced or the child was born to unmarried parents.

Stepparent adoption in Indiana

In most cases, a blended family in Evansville is going to remain blended in the common sense of the term. The child will have one relationship with his or her parent and stepparent, but will also maintain a relationship with his or her other biological parent.

How can I avoid a long and drawn out divorce?

After many years of marriage in Indiana, you are ready to divorce your spouse. The one person who used to be your closest ally and friend may become your enemy and try to challenge you at every turn during your divorce. Instead of fighting with your ex, you should look for ways to speed up the situation to avoid the additional stress and financial burden that long and drawn out divorces bring. 

How do Indiana family courts make decisions in child custody disputes?

For divorcing parents, child custody is typically the most important issue that has to be dealt with in divorce proceedings. While it is wonderful when couples can work together to come up with a mutually satisfactory parenting time arrangement, this isn’t possible for many couples. In such cases, the intervention of the court is necessary and the decision has to be reached by the court rather than simply approved.

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