Sec. 1. A biological mother of a child born out of wedlock has sole legal custody of the child, except as provided in IC 16-37-2-2.1, and unless a statute or court order provides otherwise under the following:

(1) IC 12-26 (involuntary commitment of a child).

Terms Used In Indiana Code 31-14-13-1

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
(2) IC 29-3 (guardianship and protective proceedings under the probate code).

(3) IC 31-14 (custody of a child born outside of a marriage).

(4) IC 31-34 (child in need of services).

(5) IC 31-37 (delinquent child).

(6) IC 35-46 (offenses against the family).

(7) IC 35-50 (criminal sentences).

(8) An order by a court that has jurisdiction over the child.

[Pre-1997 Recodification Citation: 31-6-6.1-19.5.]

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.25-2010, SEC.2.