Neither the Hancock County Clerk nor staff may give legal opinion or advice; therefore, contacting an attorney may be best. It is recognized that some people involved in litigation would prefer to handle matters on their own, so this page is to assist in navigating the court system.
In order to be eligible for a pro-se divorce, a couple must be in complete agreement on every matter. It is at this time that a petition to have a maiden name restored may be made.
The State of Indiana has developed a self-service website to download the forms for divorce. Please follow this link to access the website Indiana Supreme Court: Self-Service Legal Center to locate the packet suitable for the circumstance.
The following items are required to make application for divorce:
For additional information or forms please see the Department of Child Services page by click this link: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2328.htm#childsupportform
The Hancock County Clerk’s Office does not accept personal checks.