§ 31-35-2-1 Application of chapter
§ 31-35-2-2 Law governing proceedings
§ 31-35-2-3 Jurisdiction
§ 31-35-2-4 Petition; contents; filing of permanency plan
§ 31-35-2-4.5 Petition; filing; motion to dismiss
§ 31-35-2-5 Representation of state’s interests
§ 31-35-2-6 Request for hearing; timing of hearing; dismissal of petition
§ 31-35-2-6.5 Notice of hearing
§ 31-35-2-7 Guardian ad litem or court appointed special advocate
§ 31-35-2-8 Determination

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 35 > Chapter 2 - Termination of Parent-Child Relationship Involving a Delinquent Child or a Child in Need of Services

  • 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
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5