Legal Information: Indiana

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 14, 2023

I was granted temporary custody with my protection order. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in Indiana?

As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Indiana can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.

To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets this legal standard, contact a lawyer in your area. To find a lawyer or legal aid program in your area, please visit the Indiana Finding a Lawyer page under the Places that Help tab at the top of this page.

1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.

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