§ 31-15-2-1 Applicability of Indiana Rules of Civil Procedure
§ 31-15-2-2 Cause of action established
§ 31-15-2-3 Grounds for decree
§ 31-15-2-4 Caption
§ 31-15-2-5 Verified petition; averments; guardian filing petition
§ 31-15-2-6 Residence; filing in county of guardian’s residence
§ 31-15-2-7 Venue; legal separation proceeding pending or order in effect; disposition
§ 31-15-2-8 Service of petition and summons
§ 31-15-2-9 Responsive pleading or counter petition
§ 31-15-2-10 Final hearing
§ 31-15-2-11 Final hearing; action for legal separation pending when action for dissolution of marriage filed
§ 31-15-2-12 Motion to dismiss by party who filed action; counter petition; hearing
§ 31-15-2-13 Summary dissolution decree
§ 31-15-2-14 Bifurcation of issues; summary disposition orders
§ 31-15-2-15 Final hearing; evidence; dissolution decree; continuance; motion for dissolution
§ 31-15-2-16 Dissolution decree; scope; finality; remarriage pending appeal
§ 31-15-2-17 Agreements
§ 31-15-2-18 Name change of woman
§ 31-15-2-19 Name change by lifetime sex or violent offender

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 15 > Chapter 2 - Actions for Dissolution of Marriage

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5