May 6, 2013 by Tracy R. Beechy-Nufer
The Division of State Court Administration (Division) has received inquiries from clerks, lawyers and litigants about access to court records that arise out of cases involving Title IV-D child support issues. After doing some “investigative” work, we learned that a 2002 memorandum issued by the Division regarding the confidentiality of Title IV-D agency records may [...]
May 6, 2013 by Jeffrey S. Wiese
Can a court or clerk assess a fee for sending a document via facsimile?
Several times each year the Division is asked whether a clerk or court can assess a fee for sending a document via facsimile. There is a statute that authorizes a public agency, which includes the judicial branch according to I.C. 4-13-1-1, [...]
October 31, 2011 by James R. Walker
Case Type Designation: The New Uniform Adult Guardianship Act
Effective July 1, 2011, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) became law in Indiana. Under the UAGPPJA, if an out-of-state court requests assistance in a guardianship or protective proceeding, an Indiana court has jurisdiction for the limited purpose of granting the request. The [...]