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Indiana Support and Paternity Laws

INDIANA STATUTES RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT AND PATERNITY

FAMILY LAW: SUPPORT OF CHILDREN AND OTHER DEPENDENTS

Indiana Code 31-16-1 General Provisions
Indiana Code 31-16-2 Actions for Child Support
Indiana Code 31-16-3.5 Security to Secure Child Support
Indiana Code 31-16-6 Child Support Orders
Indiana Code 31-16-6.4 Mediation
Indiana Code 31-16-8 Modification of Child Support or Maintenance Orders
Indiana Code 31-16-9 Method of Payment of Support
Indiana Code 31-16-10 Child Support Payments to Third Parties
Indiana Code 31-16-11 Costs and Attorney's Fees
Indiana Code 31-16-12 Enforcement of Child Support Orders
Indiana Code 31-16-12.5 Seizure of State Income Tax Refunds
Indiana Code 31-16-13 Registration of Child Support Orders
Indiana Code 31-16-14 Actions for Support of Dependents by Spouse
Indiana Code 31-16-15 Child Support Income Withholding Orders
Indiana Code 31-16-16 Enforceable Judgment Against a Person Delinquent
Indiana Code 31-16-17 Liability for Support of Parents
Indiana Code 31-16-19 Support to be Paid into Court or Title IV-D Agency
Indiana Code 31-16-20 Transfer of Jurisdiction over Support Orders
Indiana Code 31-16-21 Annual Fee Payable to Court in Addition to Support


FAMILY LAW: ESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY

Indiana Code 31-14-1 General Provisions
Indiana Code 31-14-1.5 Security to Secure Child Support Rights
Indiana Code 31-14-2 Methods of Establishing Paternity
Indiana Code 31-14-3 Rules of Procedure in Paternity Actions
Indiana Code 31-14-4 Parties Entitled to File Paternity Action
Indiana Code 31-14-5 Filing of Paternity Action; Limitations
Indiana Code 31-14-6 Blood Testing in Paternity Actions
Indiana Code 31-14-7 Presumption of Paternity
Indiana Code 31-14-8 Paternity Hearing
Indiana Code 31-14-9 Record of Paternity Determination
Indiana Code 31-14-10 Hearing to Determine Support, Custody, and Parenting Time
Indiana Code 31-14-11 Support Following Determination of Paternity
Indiana Code 31-14-12 Enforcement Following Determination of Paternity
Indiana Code 31-14-13 Custody Following Determination of Paternity
Indiana Code 31-14-14 Parenting Time Following Determination of Paternity
Indiana Code 31-14-15 Restraining Orders Against Custodial Parents
Indiana Code 31-14-16 Protective Orders
Indiana Code 31-14-17 Expenses of Childbirth
Indiana Code 31-14-18 Court Costs
Indiana Code 31-14-19 Paternity Determination by Foreign Jurisdiction
Indiana Code 31-14-20 Registration with Putative Father Registry
Indiana Code 31-14-21 Requirements When Adoption Pending for Child


FAMILY LAW: UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT

Indiana Code 31-18-1 Definitions
Indiana Code 31-18-2 Jurisdiction
Indiana Code 31-18-3 Civil Provisions of General Application
Indiana Code 31-18-4 Establishment of Support Orders
Indiana Code 31-18-5 Direct Enforcement Without Registration
Indiana Code 31-18-6 Enforcement and Modification After Registration
Indiana Code 31-18-7 Paternity Determinations
Indiana Code 31-18-8 Interstate Rendition
Indiana Code 31-18-9 Miscellaneous Provisions

CRIMINAL LAW: NONSUPPORT

Indiana Code 35-46-1-5 Nonsupport of a Dependent Child
(a) A person who knowingly or intentionally fails to provide support to his dependent child commits nonsupport of a child, a Class D felony. However, the offense is a Class C Felony if the total amount of unpaid support that is due and owing for one or more children is at least fifteen thousand dollars $15,000.
(b) It is a defense that the child had abandoned the home of his family without the consent of his parent or on the order of a court, but it is not a defense that the child had abandoned the home of his family if the cause of the child's leaving was the fault of his parent.
(c) It is a defense that the accused person, in the legitimate practice of his religious belief, provided treatment by spiritual means through prayer, in lieu of medical care, to his dependent child.
(d) It is a defense that the accused person was unable to provide support.

Indiana Code 35-46-1-1 Definitions
As used in this chapter:
"Dependent" means:
(1) an unemancipated person who is under eighteen (18) years of age; or
(2) a person of any age who has a mental or physical disability.
"Support" means food, clothing, shelter, or medical care.
U.S. CODE - TITLE 18, § 228 Failure to Pay Child Support Obligations

(a) Offense.— Any person who—
(1) willfully fails to pay a support obligation with respect to a child who resides in another State, if such obligation has remained unpaid for a period longer than 1 year, or is greater than $5,000;
(2) travels in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent to evade a support obligation, if such obligation has remained unpaid for a period longer than 1 year, or is greater than $5,000; or
(3) willfully fails to pay a support obligation with respect to a child who resides in another State, if such obligation has remained unpaid for a period longer than 2 years, or is greater than $10,000;
shall be punished as provided in subsection (c).

(b) Presumption.— The existence of a support obligation that was in effect for the time period charged in the indictment or information creates a rebuttable presumption that the obligor has the ability to pay the support obligation for that time period.

(c) Punishment.— The punishment for an offense under this section is—
(1) in the case of a first offense under subsection (a)(1), a fine under this title, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both; and
(2) in the case of an offense under paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a), or a second or subsequent offense under subsection (a)(1), a fine under this title, imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or both.

(d) Mandatory Restitution.— Upon a conviction under this section, the court shall order restitution under section 3663A in an amount equal to the total unpaid support obligation as it exists at the time of sentencing.

(e) Venue.— With respect to an offense under this section, an action may be inquired of and prosecuted in a district court of the United States for—
(1) the district in which the child who is the subject of the support obligation involved resided during a period during which a person described in subsection (a) (referred to in this subsection as an “obligor”) failed to meet that support obligation;
(2) the district in which the obligor resided during a period described in paragraph (1); or
(3) any other district with jurisdiction otherwise provided for by law.

(f) Definitions.— As used in this section—
(1) the term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given that term in section 102 of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 79a);
(2) the term “State” includes any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States; and
(3) the term “support obligation” means any amount determined under a court order or an order of an administrative process pursuant to the law of a State or of an Indian tribe to be due from a person for the support and maintenance of a child or of a child and the parent with whom the child is living.