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A Collection of Informative Materials for Judicial Officers

Parenting Time

Materials submitted by William Fee, Steuben Superior Court.

Session Presentation (Indiana's Parenting Time Guidelines Review)
8 pages | 110 kb

This session presented the draft revisions to the Parenting Time Guidelines and accepted comments and questions.  There was also a discussion of parenting coordination. Last, there was a lively and informative presentation from Charlie Asher, creator of Up to Parents.org, a tool for divorcing parents. 

Potpourri of Family Law Issues

Session Handout (Complex Issues that May Arise Under the Child Support Guidelines)
3 pages | 45 kb

Session Handout (2010 Child Support Guidelines Amendments, Mag. Craig Bobay)
8 pages | 45 kb

Session Handout (Child Support Guidelines Amendments Regarding Social Security Benefits)
3 pages | 45 kb

A panel of experts was on hand to address some complicated issues arising in domestic relations courts.  The Deputy Director from the Indiana Child Support Bureau tackled several issues, including income withholding orders and the federal income withholding form, Title IVD funding for courts, and recent changes to the paternity affidavit.  Members of the Domestic Relations Committee then took on some challenging issues that often arise under the Child Support Guidelines, such as zero-dollar support orders, rounding-up errors, medical support, social security and disability, and split parenting time credit. 

Family Law Update

Session Presentation
43 page | 300 kb

Materials submitted by Andrew Soshnick, Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis. These materials recap important decisions from the past year in the family law areas of dissolution, property division, child custody, child support, and parenting time.

Impact of Bankruptcy on Domestic Relations Cases

Session Presentation (Bankruptcy and Your Family Law Case)
Session Presentation (Bankruptcy and Your Family Law Case)
17 pages | 157 kb
Session Presentation (Contempt Cases)
2 pages | 30 kb
Session Presentation (Drafting Tips 1)
1 page | 60 kb
Session Presentation (101 Personal Safety Tips for Judges and Court Staff)
1 page | 61 kb

Materials submitted by Michael Hebenstreit, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek, Indianapolis. Will a bankruptcy proceeding stop the final divorce hearing? Can we proceed with contempt even if the support payor files bankruptcy?  Can a divorce decree be drafted in such a way that it has a better chance of surviving a bankruptcy filing by one of the parties?  The materials address some of these questions and others concerning the intersection of bankruptcy and divorce.  

Family Law Update

Session Presentation
43 pages | 346 kb

Materials prepared by Andrew Z. Soshnick, Baker and Daniels, LLP, Indianapolis.  Presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Judicial Conference of Indiana, September 16-18, 2009.

Mr. Soshnick's presentation recapped the important decisions from the past year in the family law area of dissolution, property division, child custody, child support, and parenting time. 

Family Law Update

Session Presentation
32 pages | 166 kb

Materials developed by Andrew Z. Soshnick, Baker and Daniels, LLP, Indianapolis.

The speaker recapped important decisions from the past year in the family law area of dissolution, property division, child custody, child support, and parenting time. 

Child Custody Relocation Legislation

Session Presentation
39 pages | 2.3 mb

Presentation by Magistrate Craig Bobay, Allen Circuit Court. Materials developed by Magistrate Bobay for the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Judicial Conference of Indiana.

Child Support Guideline Revisions: Fair, Justified, and Honest

Session Presentation
20 pages | 207 kb

Presentation by © Judge Robyn Moberly. Materials developed by Judge Robyn Moberly, Marion Superior Court, for the 2003 Indiana Judicial Conference.

Additional Resources

Resource Format Pages Size
Order Amending Child Support Rules and Guidelines (09.10.03)   60 576 kb

 

The Effects of Divorce on Children

Session Presentation
92 pages | 494 kb

Presentation by © Don Gordon, Ph.D., for the 2003 Domestic Relations Workshop. Materials prepared by Don Gordon, Ph.D., for the 2003 Domestic Relations Workshop.

 

Issues in Family Violence and High-Conflict Divorce

High-Conflict Divorce Session Presentation
42 pages | 484 kb

Issues in Family Violence Session Presentation
48 pages | 140 kb

These materials were presented at the Spring 2006 Judicial College. Materials prepared by Mindy F. Mitnick, Psychologist, Uptown Mental Health Center, Minneapolis.

The presence of family violence and high-conflict in parenting disputes pose special challenges for judges. This workshop focused on the impact on parents and children of various forms of family violence and protracted conflict. Topics included: a framework for assessing parents' reports, the short and long-term effects on psychological adjustment, why children resist and refuse contact with a parent, and options for intervening in these cases to foster positive outcomes for children