Evidence the protected person or another layperson told the defendant there was a protective order against him does not suffice to prove the protective order knowledge element in the invasion of privacy offense.
Trial court lacked authority to order that a civilly committed person not be transferred “without ten (10) days written notice to the court.”
Children of a parent who provides love, care, and affection, but no financial or non-financial support, are not dependent children pursuant to the Wrongful Death Act.
Although the court did not have personal jurisdiction over husband, it could dissolve the marriage and change the parties’ status from married to unmarried; it could not, however, adjudicate the incidences of marriage. Trial court also erred by not complying with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act in the child custody proceedings.
In re Termination of Parent-Child Relationship of I.B., No. 03A05-0912-JV-676, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., Feb. 17, 2010)
Trial court did not err in denying appellate counsel for mother in TPR proceedings; even if mother had requested appellate counsel, she failed to make any effort for the purpose of an appeal and was unlikely to prevail on the merits.