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Chapter 7. Paternity Determinations
Proceeding to determine paternity
Sec. 1. (a) An Indiana tribunal may serve as an initiating or a
responding tribunal in a proceeding brought under:
(1) this article or a law or procedure substantially similar to this
(2) a law or procedure substantially similar to the Uniform
Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act or the Revised Uniform
Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act;
to determine that the petitioner is a parent of a child or to determine
that a respondent is a parent of the child.
(b) In a proceeding to determine paternity, a responding Indiana
tribunal shall apply the:
(1) procedural and substantive law of Indiana; and
(2) rules of Indiana on choice of law.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.10. Amended by P.L.213-1999,
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.10. Amended by P.L.68-2005, SEC.55.
Sec. 2. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to confer
jurisdiction on the court to determine issues of custody, parenting
time, or the surname of a child. However, the parties may stipulate
to the jurisdiction of the court with regard to custody, parenting time,
or the surname of a child.