Chapter 0.1 Legislative Intent
Chapter 1 Who May Marry
Chapter 3 Uniform Premarital Agreement Act
Chapter 4 Marriage Licenses and Certificates
Chapter 6 Authority to Solemnize Marriages
Chapter 7 Rights and Liabilities Incident to Marriage
Chapter 8 Void Marriages
Chapter 9 Voidable Marriages
Chapter 10 Actions to Annul Voidable Marriages
Chapter 11 Offenses

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 11 - Family Law: Marriage

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Mentally incompetent: means of unsound mind. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • minority: means a member of a minority group as defined in IC 4-13-16. See Indiana Code 4-33-14-2
  • minority business enterprise: has the meaning set forth in IC 4-13-16. See Indiana Code 4-33-14-3
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • premarital agreement: means an agreement between prospective spouses that:

    Indiana Code 31-11-3-2

  • property: means an interest, present or future, legal or equitable, vested or contingent, in real and personal property, including income and earnings. See Indiana Code 31-11-3-3
  • repealed statutes: refer to the following statutes repealed by P. See Indiana Code 31-11-0.1-1
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5