Changes to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines were approved by the Indiana Supreme Court. The approved Guidelines will go into effect on March 1, 2013. Above are links to the new Guidelines.
Existing parenting time orders in effect on March 1, 2013 shall be enforced according to the parenting time guidelines that were in effect on the date the parenting time order was issued. Also, changes to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines does not alone constitute good cause for amendment of an existing parenting time visitation order; however, a court or parties to a proceeding may refer to these guidelines in making changes to a parenting time order after the effective date of the guidelines. The commentary to the new Guidelines suggests that parents who agree that current changes to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines are in their child’s best interests should file their written agreement with the court for approval.
There are significant changes to the Guidelines, far too many for one posting. Here is a list of some of the most significant changes:
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