Friday, August 17, 2012

2013 Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines - Completed?

The Domestic Relations Committee of the Indiana Judicial Conference met on Friday 17 August 2012 to complete revisions to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines. Once formatted the revised guidelines will be sent to the board of the Indiana Judicial Center for approval or further modification. Then the guidelines go onto the Indiana Supreme Court.

Once approved in final form the amended IPTG will be promulgated for at least 60 days before going into effect. I expect that date to be 01 March 2013.

I will post details on specific changes over the next few months. Briefly though there are two revisions worth noting now. New Year's Day is no longer considered a holiday. Instead the Christmas/Winter break will be split in half. The other revision is to the language about resumption of regular parenting time following a holiday. When a holiday creates the loss of a regular weekend for one parent then the other will have three in a row.

Implementation of the new guidelines will not be automatic. Custody orders entered prior to adoption of the new guidelines will remain in effect unless the court orders that the new guidelines apply if one or both of the parents make that request.

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