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Legal Separation in Indiana

Under Indiana Code 31-15-3, a legal separation in Indiana shall be decreed upon a finding by a court:

(1) that conditions in or circumstances of the marriage make it currently intolerable for both parties to live together; and

(2) that the marriage should be maintained.

Legal separation may involve many of the same legally binding attributes of a divorce, including property and debt division, child custody and parenting time, and provisions for child support.

However, unlike a divorce, both parties maintain their married status, though they often live separately.

Legal separation is not right for everyone or every case, so it is important to consult with a licensed Indiana family law attorney before taking further action. Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C. offers the in-depth counsel and representation you need to determine whether legal separation can work for your marriage.

Whether you live in Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, or Indianapolis, contact Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C. today to learn more about a legal separation.

Why Get a Legal Separation?

Those who consider legal separation do so for a variety of reasons, including:

  • To maintain insurance benefits or death benefits for a spouse
  • To assist with immigration issues
  • To pursue further options for reconciliation
  • To mitigate potential financial or material losses in divorce

Attorney JR Emerson offers insight and dedicated support for his clients considering a legal separation in Indiana.

By providing legal advice and practical solutions, the Hamilton County-based law firm of Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C. can help you determine whether legal separation is the right solution for your broken marriage. Contact Our Indiana Legal Separation Attorney. I will take time to understand your goals and unique situation, striving to achieve desired outcomes in an efficient, ethical and cost-effective manner. I offer case assessments at reasonable costs, and initial consultations are free. Contact our firm to consult with an experienced Carmel divorce lawyer and learn more about your options in legal separation, annulment and divorce.

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