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READ THIS BEFORE FILING FOR CUSTODY OR PARENTING TIME

Any time you ask the court to change parenting time or custody, you should bring this information with you to court: Income Withholding Checklist and an Income Withholding Order form and instructions can be found here: Income Withholding Order Form

To calculate child support, use this:  Child Support Calculator

Each court has the option to create its own rules.  Check here for your: local court rules.

If you plan to e-file your case (file your forms online without going to the courthouse) then you should review this information on how to e-file.  You can e-file these forms, but print them first.  Then, scan them back into your computer.

If you are looking for Custody Forms use this:  Custody Forms.

Parenting Time

Parenting time is the time a parent spends with his or her child.  Indiana has adopted a set of guidelines on parenting time that parents should read here: Parenting Time Guidelines

 

Establish Parenting Time With Agreement-Parents Never Married

Use the Establish Parenting Time With An Agreement forms below if all of the following are true:

  • You have never been married to your child’s parent, and
  • The court has issued a paternity order or you and the other parent signed a paternity affidavit, and
  • The court has not issued a parenting time order, and
  • You would like to start getting parenting time with your child, and
  • You and the other parent agree you should have parenting time with your child

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Establish Parenting Time Without An Agreement– Parents Never Married

Use the Establish Parenting Time Without An Agreement forms below if all of the following are true:

  • You have never been married to your child’s parent, and
  • The court has issued a paternity order or you and the other parent signed a paternity affidavit, and
  • The court has not issued a parenting time order, and
  • You would like to start getting parenting time, and
  • You and the other parent do not agree on if or how you should start getting parenting time

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Change Parenting Time With An Agreement-Parents Never Married

Use the Modify Parenting Time With An Agreement-Parents Never Married forms below if all of the following are true:

  • You have never been married to your child’s parent, and
  • The court has issued an order on parenting time, and
  • You would like to change parenting time, and
  • You and the other parent agree on how parenting time should be changed

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Change Parenting Time With An Agreement-Parents Divorced

Use the Modify Parenting Time With An Agreement-Parents Divorced forms below if all of the following are true:

  • You are divorced from your child’s parent, and
  • You would like to change parenting time, and
  • You and the other parent agree on how parenting time should be changed

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Change Parenting Time Without An Agreement

Use the Modify Parenting Time Without An Agreement forms below if all of the following are true:

  • You are either divorced from your child’s parent or the court has issued an order on parenting time, and
  • You would like to change parenting time, and
  • You and the other parent do not agree on how parenting time should be changed

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Custody

There are two types of custody: physical custody and legal custody.

A parent with primary physical custody has their child living with them most of the time.  The other parent usually has parenting time and is the non-custodial parent.

A parent with legal custody can make major decisions about a child’s upbringing like how the child will be educated, what religious training the child will have, and the medical care the child will receive.  Many times parents have joint legal custody, meaning the parents both make these important decisions for the child.

Change Custody With An Agreement

Use the Modify Custody With An Agreement forms below if all of the following are true:

  • You are either divorced from your child’s parent or the court has issued an order on custody, and
  • You would like to change the custody of your child(ren), and
  • You and the other parent agree on how custody should be changed

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Change Custody Without An Agreement

Use the Modify Custody Without An Agreement forms below if all of the following are true:

  • You are either divorced from your child’s parent or the court has issued an order on custody, and
  • You would like to change the custody of your child(ren), and
  • You and the other parent do not agree on how custody should be changed

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Relocation

Many times, a person who has or is seeking custody of a child, parenting time, or grandparent visitation must keep other people who have or are seeking rights with the child advised of their home address and other contact information.  And a non-relocating parent must usually respond.  Review I.C. 31-17-2.2 for more information.  

Notice of Intent to Relocate

If you have or are seeking custody, parenting time or grandparent visitation with a child and you are moving, these forms might help you to provide required notice to other people who have or are seeking custody, parenting time or grandparent visitation with the child. Indiana Code 31-17-2.2

  • You may not have to file a notice if:
    • your move will decrease the distance between your home and the non-relocating person’s home OR
    • your move will increase the distance between your home and the non-relocating person’s home by not more than 20 miles and will allow the child to remain enrolled in the child’s current school. 
    • Review Indiana Code 31-17-2,2-1 

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Response to Notice of Intent to Relocate

If a person who has or is seeking custody, parenting time or grandparent visitation with a child has given you notice that they intend to relocate, you may have 20 days to respond. These forms might help you to respond.  Review Indiana Code 31-17-2.2-5

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