2022 Indiana Code
Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law
Article 15. Family Law: Dissolution of Marriage and Legal Separation
Chapter 3. Actions for Legal Separation
31-15-3-6. Residence; Filing in County of Guardian's Residence

Universal Citation: IN Code § 31-15-3-6 (2022)

Sec. 6. (a) At the time of the filing of a petition for legal separation under section 4 of this chapter, at least one (1) of the parties must have been:

(1) a resident of Indiana; or

(2) stationed at a United States military installation within Indiana;

for six (6) months immediately preceding the filing of each petition.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), at the time of the filing of a petition for legal separation under section 4 of this chapter, at least one (1) of the parties must have been:

(1) a resident of the county; or

(2) stationed at a United States military installation within the county;

where the petition is filed for three (3) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition.

(c) If a court has authorized a guardian to file a petition for legal separation under section 4 of this chapter on behalf of an incapacitated person under IC 29-3-9-12.2, the guardian may file the petition in the guardian's county of residence if the guardian has resided in that county for at least three (3) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition.

[Pre-1997 Recodification Citation: 31-1-11.5-6(a) part, (b) part.]

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.83-2014, SEC.16.

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