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August 2, 2016

31-21-6-9 Expedited enforcement of child custody determination; issuing of order

Sec. 9. (a) On the filing of a petition, the court:
(1) shall issue an order directing the respondent to appear in person with or without the child at a hearing; and
(2) may enter an order necessary to ensure the safety of the parties and the child.
The hearing must be held on the next judicial day after service of the order unless holding the hearing on that date is impossible. In that event, the court shall hold the hearing on the first judicial day possible. The court may extend the date of hearing at the request of the petitioner.
(b) An order issued under subsection (a) must state the time and place of the hearing and advise the respondent that at the hearing the court will order that the petitioner may take immediate physical custody of the child and the payment of fees, costs, and expenses under section 15 of this chapter and may schedule a hearing to determine whether further relief is appropriate unless the respondent appears and establishes that:
(1) the child custody determination has not been registered and confirmed under sections 4 and 5 of this chapter and that:
(A) the issuing court did not have jurisdiction under IC 31-21-5;
(B) the child custody determination for which enforcement is sought has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court having jurisdiction under IC 31-21-5; or
(C) the respondent was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards of IC 31-21-3-3in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which enforcement is sought; or
(2) the child custody determination for which enforcement is sought was registered and confirmed under sections 4 and 5 of this chapter but has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction under IC 31-21-5.