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

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • 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
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. 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 4-35-11-3
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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