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Statutes: Indiana

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Updated: 
October 8, 2019

31-35-3.5-4 Time limitations for filing petition for termination

Sec. 4. (a) A parent who:

(1) is the victim of an act of rape; and

(2) is at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time the act of rape occurred;

may not file a petition for termination of the parent-child relationship under this chapter more than one hundred eighty (180) days after the birth of the child.

(b) A parent who:

(1) is the victim of an act of rape; and

(2) is less than eighteen (18) years of age at the time the act of rape occurred;

may not file a petition for termination of the parent-child relationship under this chapter more than two (2) years after reaching eighteen (18) years of age.