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Economy adjusts child support

It used to be fairly easy to prove someone wouldn’t pay child support because they didn’t want to. But it hasn’t gone unnoticed
that there are more people who want to pay child support but simply can’t.

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Committee seeks comment on parenting time

The Judicial Conference of Indiana's Domestic Relations Committee is accepting comments on the state's parenting time guidelines as it reviews them. The committee is encouraging comments from judicial officers, attorneys, parents, professionals who work with children, and members of the public.

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High court rules on post-judgment interest

The Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer to a case in order to clarify precedents on post-judgment interest in dissolution cases. The high court held that the dissolution statutes give a court the option to either assess interest or not in the course of fashioning a just division of assets.

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Court rules on transfer to California court

The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed a trial court's decision to relinquish its jurisdiction over child support matters to a California trial court. In its opinion, the high court examined the interplay between the Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

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Comments sought on child support rules

The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is seeking public comment concerning Indiana’s Child Support Rules and Guidelines as part of its review process to propose changes to the Indiana Supreme Court. Written comments are due July 3 and may be submitted by an online survey, by fax to (317) 233-3367, or by mail to Indiana Judicial Center c/o the Domestic Relations Committee, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 900, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3564. A public hearing will be conducted…

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Local courts seek public comment

Courts in 16 Indiana counties are seeking public comment on proposed local rule changes, including caseload allocations and court reporter services and fees. The comments are due by the end of June or the middle of July, depending on the county.Cass, Daviess, Lake, LaPorte, Madison, Miami, Jasper, Porter, St. Joseph, Vanderburgh, and Wabash are seeking comment on their courts’ caseload allocation plans. Jackson, Morgan, Perry, Ripley, and Warrick counties are seeking comment regarding court reporter fees.In addition to caseload plans, LaPorte…

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New family law conference seeks papers

A new Midwest family law conference is looking for a few good papers to kick off its inaugural meeting in Indianapolis. The conference, “Jazzing up Family Law,” will be June 13 at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. The Midwest Family Law Consortium founding members – Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, University of Missouri – Kansas City, and William Mitchell College of Law – are seeking papers and presenters for its family law conference. Papers can be submitted…

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