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Legal Statutes: Indiana

UPDATED August 2, 2016

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Chapter 3.5. Termination of Parent-Child Relationship of an Individual Who Committed an Act of Rape

back to top31-35-3.5-5 Content of petition

Sec. 5. The verified petition filed under section 3 of this chapter must:

(1) be entitled “In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of__________, a child, and __________, the parent”; and

(2) allege:

(A) that the alleged perpetrator committed an act of rape against the parent who filed the petition to terminate the parent-child relationship;

(B) that the child was conceived as a result of the act of rape described under clause (A); and

(C) that the termination of the parent-child relationship between the alleged perpetrator and the child is in the best interests of the child.

As added by P.L.64-2016, SEC.3, eff. July 1, 2016.