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Senate Bill 0383


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Senate Bill 0383

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Various family law issues. Establishes a rebuttable presumption of joint legal and physical custody in dissolution of marriage and paternity cases. Changes the factors used in determining custody. Provides for certain minimum visitation if joint physical custody is not ordered. Establishes visitation guidelines. Requires seven days of confinement in the county jail for a custodial parent who intentionally violates certain visitation orders. Requires mediation or counseling in a contested dissolution. Allows child support to be deposited in escrow during a visitation enforcement proceeding. Requires parties to a legal separation or dissolution to participate in counseling. Requires a court to modify custody if a parent moves outside Indiana or at least 100 miles from the parent's county of residence. Requires the payment of delinquent support at certain regular intervals. Provides that a judge who fails to comply with certain statutory provisions commits official misconduct, is not entitled to judicial immunity, and may not be represented at the state's expense in an action for official misconduct. Requires a judge of a court with jurisdiction over dissolution or paternity matters to participate in training in shared parenting. Repeals certain provisions concerning joint legal custody.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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