Parenting coordinators

S.E.A. 250, P.L. 42 Effective: March 21, 2016 Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate committee a study of the use of parenting coordinators in resolving custody and parenting conflicts. The full law is available … [Read more...]

Department of child services matters

S.E.A. 305, P.L. 46 Effective: July 1, 2016 Adds a definition of foster care. Amends the deadline for the department of child services (department) to notify a school corporation that a child in foster care will attend a school to September 1. Adds: (1) human or … [Read more...]

Terminating the parent-child relationship

H.E.A. 1064, P.L. 64 Effective: July 1, 2016 Allows a parent who is the victim of an act of rape from which a child was conceived to file a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship between the child and the alleged perpetrator of the act of rape. Requires … [Read more...]

No contact and protective orders and battery

H.E.A. 1069, P.L. 65 Effective: July 1, 2016 Allows a petition to be filed with the juvenile court to order a person to refrain from contact with a member of a foster family home. Makes battery a Class A misdemeanor instead of a Class B misdemeanor if the offense is … [Read more...]

Guardianship; Department of Child Services

H.E.A. 1183, P.L. 74 Effective: July 1, 2016 Provides that a delegation of power by a properly executed power of attorney does not subject the parties to any laws, rules, or regulations concerning the licensing or regulation of foster family homes, child placing … [Read more...]

Juvenile justice

H.E.A. 1369, P.L. 88 Effective: March 21, 2016 Requires the commission on improving the status of children to: (1) study and evaluate innovative juvenile justice programs, including juvenile community corrections; and (2) consult with the justice reinvestment … [Read more...]

Registry of convicted child abusers

S.E.A. 357, P.L. 52 Effective: July 1, 2016 Defines "crime of child abuse" and requires the division of state court administration (division) to establish an electronic child abuse registry containing information relating to persons convicted of a crime of child … [Read more...]

Parenting coordinators

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 250 sponsored by Rep. Koch and Rep. Cook on parenting coordinators.  Author Sen. Buck introduced the bill which urges the Legislative Committee to assign the use of parenting coordinators to resolve custody and parenting conflicts … [Read more...]