Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer Justin Bowen answers your question: In Indiana, there is not really an option for the wife to "not give him one." Your friend will be able to get divorced whether the wife wants to or not. She may be able to do different things to try and delay the process, but ultimately she will not be able to stop it. I would advise your friend to contact a divorce lawyer in his area. We have dealt with this situation many times and are familiar with all of the ways to move the divorce along - whether the other party is willing to - or not. I hope this helps. Best of luck to your friend. Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer Justin Bowen
Attorney Bowen is absolutely correct. In Indiana, there is no such thing as one spouse not allowing a divorce. One uncooperative spouse can make things more complicated than necessary, and often more expensive than necessary, but one spouse can always file for, and successfully proceed wiith, a dissolution of marriage.
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She doesn't have to "give him one". He just has to follow through on filing a divorce.
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Your friend just needs to file for divorce and have his wife served with a summons and a copy of the petition for dissolution. There is a 60 day waiting period before the divorce can be finalized, but the court will set the matter for final hearing when it have availability. Indiana is a no-fault state, which means if one party wants a divorce, they get a divorce. His wife can try different tactics to delay the divorce process, but ultimately if your friend wants to be divorced, he'll get divorced.
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