Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Jurisdiction
Chapter 3 Civil Provisions of General Application
Chapter 4 Establishment of Support Order or Determination of Parentage
Chapter 5 Enforcement of Support Order Without Registration
Chapter 6 Registration, Enforcement, and Modification of Support Order
Chapter 7 Support Proceeding Under Convention
Chapter 8 Interstate Rendition
Chapter 9 Miscellaneous Provisions

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 18.5 - Family Law: Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • boxing: means the art of attack and defense with the fists, or feet in the case of kickboxing, practiced as a sport. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • fund: refers to the athletic fund created by this section. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-9
  • 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.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • mixed martial arts: means the unarmed physical confrontation of persons involving the use, subject to limitations as established by the commission, of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including grappling, kicking, and striking. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-2
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • promoter: means the person primarily responsible for organizing, promoting, and producing a professional boxing or sparring, professional unarmed combat, or professional wrestling match, contest, or exhibition. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-6
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • sparring: means combat in which participants intend to and actually:

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  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • unarmed combat: means the practice, or any related practice, of mixed martial arts or martial arts. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-7
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.