June 24, 2013 by Editor
On May 10, Governor Mike Pence signed into law House Enrolled Act 1084, which assesses a $50.00 filing fee on all mortgage foreclosure cases filed with Indiana trial courts. This fee was previously collected in all foreclosure actions filed between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012.
Since January 2010, a portion of this fee [...]
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 [...]