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The Impact of the General Assembly's Amendment to IC 31-39-1-1 - Family Law News

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Posted on: Jun 24, 2014

The Indiana General Assembly passed an amendment to IC 31-39-1-1 which affects juvenile records involving proceedings that pertain to paternity issues, custody issues, parenting time issues, or child support issues concerning a child born to parents who are not married to each other.

Such records are no longer covered by the general blanket confidentiality provisions regarding juvenile records for cases filed after June 30, 2014.  The Supreme Court adopted the attached order to cover the implementation of the new law.  This is effective July 1, 2014.  You should carefully read the law as it requires attorneys to file a new document with the court and does not cover all records.  You will also be required to follow A.R. 9(G) and T.R.5 (G) on paternity matters now.

Click here to view the order. Click here to see an explanation of the rule changes.

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