Parents with a disability

The Senate Family and Children Committee heard SB 312 on Monday, January 27 about parents with a disability authored by Sen. Niezgodski. This bill provides the right of a person with a disability to parent the person's child may not be denied or restricted solely … [Read more...]

Grandparent visitation

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1278 on grandparent visitation by Rep. Bauer. This bill amends statutes regarding standing to seek grandparent visitation and survival of judicially granted grandparent visitation rights; to specify that standing to seek visitation … [Read more...]

2019 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2019 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2019 legislative session.  Civil Anatomical gifts and … [Read more...]

Copies of identifying adoption information

S.E.A. 197, P.L. 217 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that a person releasing identifying adoption information must, upon request by the individual requesting the identifying information, provide copies of the identifying information to the individual. Makes a … [Read more...]

Child support modification

S.E.A. 206, P.L. 99 Effective: July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code § 31-16-8-1 to clarify the definition of an order modifying child support for purposes of calculating when a modification can be properly filed without violating the 12-month waiting period. Read the … [Read more...]

Notice and hearings on child relocation

S.E.A. 292, P.L. 186 Effective: July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code §§ 31-9-2-83, 84.6, 84.7, 107.5 & 107.7 to clarify in definitions that new relocation of a child procedures apply in cases in which custody and parenting time orders exist, including paternity … [Read more...]

Parenting time

S.E.A. 323, P.L. 223 Effective: July 1, 2019 Authorizes a court to require a parent to submit to drug testing as a condition of exercising parenting time rights if the court finds that: (1) the parent has a history of unlawful drug use within the previous five … [Read more...]

Child support

H.E.A. 1520, P.L. 263 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that the duty to support a child ceases when the child becomes 19 years of age unless the child is a full-time student in a secondary school. Provides that in order for child support to continue for a child who … [Read more...]