Is adultery grounds for divorce in Indiana?
Unlike some other states that have retained fault-based grounds for divorce, infidelity is not grounds for divorce in Indiana. The only time adultery has an impact on a divorce case is if one spouse used marriage assets to pay for the affair.
What makes a divorce invalid?
If one or both spouses were not physically present at the time, the marriage is invalid; and. Duress: Similar to fraud, a marriage may be invalid if one spouse proves that the other coerced them into the marriage.
What makes a marriage void?
In general, a marriage is void (as opposed to voidable) if: The parties’ degree of consanguinity is too close – for example, a brother and sister or a parent and a child. A party to the marriage is forbidden to marry as a result of losing their civil rights, such as for conviction of a crime.
What happens if you marry while married?
Bigamy results in an invalid marriage. If two people enter into a marriage when one of them is still legally married to someone else, the state will invalidate the new marriage. This happens even when the person thought they were legally divorced.
Can you hide a previous marriage?
No. Both marriages and divorces are matters of public record and can be readily discovered. If a person remarries without divorcing a previous spouse, the later marriage is invalid, and the person may also be charged with a crime such as bigamy.