Opinions Oct. 25, 2017

October 25, 2017

Indiana Court of Appeals
Maimouna Coulibaly v. Eric Stevance

Domestic relation. Affirms the Marion Superior Court’s finding that it lacked jurisdiction to modify a child custody order issued in Mali in favor of Eric Stevance and against Maimouna Coulibaly. Finds Mali’s child custody laws do not violate fundamental human rights under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, so Indiana courts do not have jurisdiction to strike down the Malian custody order.

In the Matter of the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of J.W., J.W., D.B., Minor Children and Their Father, J.J., J.J v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of J.J.’s parental rights to Jr.W. and Ja.W. Finds J.J. has not established in error with regard to the placement of the children. Also finds the termination of J.J.’s parental rights was supported by sufficient evidence.

Steven Lindsey v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Steven Lindsey’s conviction of felony murder. Finds the Porter Superior Court did not abuse its discretion or commit fundamental error.

In re the Marriage of: Marie Adkins v. Paul Adkins (mem. dec.)
Domestic relation. Affirms the Harrison Circuit Court finding that Paul Adkins did not dissipate his marital estate with Marie Adkins. Finds the trial court did not abuse its discretion.