§ 32-31-6-1 Applicability of definitions
§ 32-31-6-2 Small claims jurisdiction
§ 32-31-6-3 Eligibility to file petition
§ 32-31-6-4 Petition requirements
§ 32-31-6-5 Court review; emergency hearing
§ 32-31-6-6 Emergency order
§ 32-31-6-7 Waste
§ 32-31-6-8 Summons; court procedure
§ 32-31-6-9 Subsequent hearing
§ 32-31-6-10 Other claims

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 31 > Chapter 6 - Emergency Possessory Orders

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.