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Guardianship/Third Party Custody
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Case Law Updates
Synopses of published decisions of the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Courts of Appeals containing discussions of children’s legal issues.  In the synopses, the holdings deemed significant to Guardianship/Third Party Custody are in bold type.  These updates do not substitute for a thorough review of the case law on the topic and the individual opinions by a licensed Indiana attorney.
   
Guardianship and Third Party Custody Sample Pleadings for Indiana Attorneys
These sample legal documents are provided for Indiana Attorneys who are representing clients in guardianship or third party custody cases. The documents should be modified to fit specific circumstances and to comply with Local Rules.
   
Guardianship and Third Party Custody Law in Indiana
This May 2013 article provides statutory and case law information for Indiana attorneys who wish to represent clients in securing guardianship or third party custody of a child. It should be noted that guardianship or custody in a responsible third party is a permanency option for CHINS pursuant to IC 31-34-21-7.5. Practice tips are included.
   
Evidentiary Issues in Parenting Time Cases
This September 2009 paper discusses evidence issues which are relevant in proving why parenting time should be limited, supervised, or denied.
   
DCS and Its Effect on Dissolution, Paternity and Guardianship Cases
This March 2013 paper explains child abuse and neglect reporting, the DCS assessment, and the impact on the DCS assessment on Family Law cases.
   

CHINS Deskbook (2001) sections on Guardianship
   
CHINS Deskbook 2001 Chapter 14, Guardianship
   
CHINS Deskbook 2001, Appendix 3, pages 42-44, Case Law Summaries on Guardianship
   
CHINS Deskbook 2001, Appendix 5, for Legal Forms for Guardianship Cases
   
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 Obtaining Guardianship or Third Party Custody
   
 Parenting Time in Guardianship or Third Party Custody Cases
   
 Financial Help for Guardians or Third Party Custodians
   
 
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