Indiana Covenant Marriage Bill Summary


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HB 1052: (LS 6283) Kruse (DI:76)
Marriage.
Establishes two classifications of marriage licenses. Provides that a
marriage based upon a contract license may be dissolved without proving
fault. Provides that a marriage based upon a covenant license: (1) is
entered into after obtaining premarital counseling; and (2) may not be
dissolved except upon a finding of a felony conviction, impotence,
incurable insanity, adultery, or certain other findings. Requires that
the prerequisites for entering into a marriage based upon a covenant
marriage license must be verified as part of the individual's marriage
license application. Requires the clerk of the circuit court to: (1)
inform individuals who apply for a marriage license of the option of
applying for a covenant marriage license; and (2) provide the individuals
with an application for a covenant marriage license upon request.
Allows a court on its own motion in a dissolution of marriage proceeding
to order counseling for the parties who entered into marriage based upon
a covenant license.
[This Summary Found at http://www.state.in.us/legislative/html/IBSHouseBillDescription.html]

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