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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

2021 Indiana Parenting Guidelines Amendment

From Indiana Lawyer:

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued a 28-page order detailing changes made to Indiana’s parenting time guidelines, which will take effect New Year’s Day. 

Changes include the addition of a new section advising how to approach custody and parenting time during a public health emergency, such as the OVID-19 pandemic. Existing court orders regarding custody and parenting time shall remain in place during a public health emergency and shall be followed, the section says, advising that parties should be flexible and cooperate for the best interests and health of the children.

An additional change was made to the number of days in which a parent must make notice of relocation of residence, from 90 days to 30 days before the intended move date. 

The guidelines also include a new section on shared parenting and strikes a previous section focused on parallel parenting. It includes a new appendix outlining whether shared parenting is a viable option for families with questions to consider, striking the model parallel parenting plan order.

Read more here.

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