January 12, 2007





SENATE BILL No. 12

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DIGEST OF SB 12 (Updated January 11, 2007 10:31 am - DI 106)



Citations Affected: IC 31-15.

Synopsis: Legal separation. Provides that the separation period granted in an action for legal separation begins: (1) on the date a separation agreement is filed, if the court does not issue an order and there is no contested hearing; (2) on the date the court issues an order approving the separation agreement, if there is not a contested hearing; or (3) on the date the court grants a separation decree following a contested hearing.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Steele




    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
    January 11, 2007, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 12, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 12



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 31-15-3-9; (07)SB0012.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 31-15-3-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 9. (a) In an action for legal separation under section 2 of this chapter, the court may grant a decree for a separation of the parties to the marriage for a period not to exceed one (1) year if the court finds that:
        (1) conditions in or circumstances of the marriage make it currently intolerable for both parties to live together;
        (2) the marriage should be maintained; and
        (3) neither party has filed a petition or counter petition for dissolution of marriage under IC 31-15-2 (or IC 31-1-11.5 before its repeal).
     (b) The separation period described in subsection (a) begins on the date:
        (1) a separation agreement is filed, if:
            (A) the court does not issue an order; and
            (B) there is not a contested hearing;
        (2) the court issues an order approving the separation

agreement, if there is not a contested hearing; or
        (3) the court grants a separation decree following a contested hearing.