§ 31-35-3-1 Application of chapter
§ 31-35-3-2 Law governing proceedings
§ 31-35-3-3 Jurisdiction
§ 31-35-3-4 Petition; conviction of certain offenses
§ 31-35-3-5 Petition; verification and contents; permanency plan
§ 31-35-3-6 Representation of state’s interests
§ 31-35-3-7 Request for hearing; commencement of hearing; dismissal of petition
§ 31-35-3-8 Conviction as prima facie evidence
§ 31-35-3-9 Determination

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 35 > Chapter 3 - Termination of Parent-Child Relationship With Individual Convicted of Criminal Offense

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5