Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 1.5 Security to Secure Child Support, Custody, and Parenting Time Rights
Chapter 2 Methods of Establishing Paternity
Chapter 3 Rules of Procedure in Paternity Actions
Chapter 4 Parties Entitled to File Paternity Action
Chapter 5 Filing of Paternity Action; Limitations
Chapter 6 Blood Testing in Paternity Actions
Chapter 7 Presumption of Paternity
Chapter 8 Paternity Hearing
Chapter 9 Record of Paternity Determination
Chapter 10 Hearing to Determine Support, Custody, and Parenting Time Following Determination of Paternity
Chapter 11 Support Following Determination of Paternity
Chapter 13 Custody Following Determination of Paternity
Chapter 14 Parenting Time Following Determination of Paternity
Chapter 15 Temporary Restraining Orders and Permanent Injunctions Against Custodial Parents
Chapter 16 Protective Orders
Chapter 17 Expenses of Childbirth
Chapter 18 Court Costs
Chapter 19 Paternity Determination by Foreign Jurisdiction
Chapter 20 Registration With Putative Father Registry
Chapter 21 Requirements When Adoption Pending for Child Who Is Subject of Paternity Action

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 14 - Family Law: Establishment of Paternity

  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • division: means the gaming research division of the commission established by section 2 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-33-18-1
  • division: means the license control division established by section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-33-19-1
  • division: refers to the gaming control division established under section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-33-20-2
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • gaming control officer: refers to an officer employee of the division. See Indiana Code 4-33-20-1
  • 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.
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • 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.
  • licensed entity: means a person holding:

    Indiana Code 4-33-19-2

  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5