§ 34-26-5-1 Prevention of domestic violence, family violence, and harassment
§ 34-26-5-2 Persons eligible to file petition for order of protection; petition on behalf of a child; prohibition on mutual orders; jurisdiction for order sought against a minor
§ 34-26-5-3 Forms; clerical assistance; protective order registry
§ 34-26-5-4 Jurisdiction; venue
§ 34-26-5-5 Duty to inform court of other legal proceedings involving a party or child of a party
§ 34-26-5-6 Rules
§ 34-26-5-7 Address confidentiality
§ 34-26-5-8 Use of forms; transmission to clerk
§ 34-26-5-9 Ex parte orders; relief after notice and hearing; duties of issuing court; effective dates; burden of proof; superseding orders; presumptions
§ 34-26-5-10 Hearing after ex parte order
§ 34-26-5-11 Exclusion from residence not waived by invitation from petitioner
§ 34-26-5-12 Dismissal
§ 34-26-5-13 Lapse of time between act and filing of petition
§ 34-26-5-14 Prohibition on mutual orders
§ 34-26-5-15 Prohibition on mediation
§ 34-26-5-16 Fees
§ 34-26-5-17 Validity of foreign protection orders; full faith and credit; enforcement; duties of law enforcement officers
§ 34-26-5-18 Orders entered into Indiana data and communication system (IDACS)
§ 34-26-5-19 Guardian ad litem
§ 34-26-5-20 Effect of certain protective orders; use of forms
§ 34-26-5-21 Ex parte order; telephonic services

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 34 > Article 26 > Chapter 5 - Indiana Civil Protection Order Act

  • 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
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • 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
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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