a. Both of the parties in any cause of action for Dissolution of Marriage, in which there is a minor child/children under eighteen (18) years of age, attend a workshop entitled Children Cope with Divorce Attendance shall be mandatory for all parties in a Dissolution of Marriage action that is filed on or after February 1, 1993, if there is minor child/children under eighteen (18) years of age.
b. The four-hour course shall be completed by both parties within Sixty (60) days of the filing of the Petition for Dissolution and prior to the Final Hearing. Parties are responsible for paying the cost of this program, with allowance for a waiver of the fee for indigence.
c. The parties in this cause of action are ordered to contact:
The Visiting Nurse Service, Inc.
4701 N. Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205
within 15 days of the filing of the Petition for Dissolution or the Receipt of Summons, whichever is sooner, to make an appointment to attend the workshop without further notice. Failure to complete the workshop can result in a party being ordered to appear and show cause why he/she should not be held in Contempt of Court and punished.
a. Transfer, encumber, conceal, sell or otherwise dispose of any joint property of the parties or asset of the marriage except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life, without the written consent of the parties or the permission of the Court; and/or
b. Remove any child of the parties then residing in the State of Indiana from the State with the intent to deprive the Court of jurisdiction over such child without the prior written consent of all parties or the permission of the Court.
(1) Cases may be considered for assignment at the oral or written request of any party or sua sponte by the assigning Judge.
(2) The Judge may issue a written ORDER OF ASSIGNMENT upon a finding that a IV-D support issue needs to be resolved or upon a finding that the only remaining matters involved in the case are properly within the jurisdiction of the IV-D Commissioner/Court. The ORDER OF ASSIGNMENT will be entered onto the original chronological case summary (CCS) or docket sheet.
(3) A copy of that ORDER OF ASSIGNMENT, a copy of the CCS, and copies of any relevant pleadings including but not limited to the initial pleadings on any pending IV-D matters and all orders entered regarding any previous IV-D matter shall be compiled by the clerk of the court of origin upon request of the Child Support Division of the Prosecutor’s Office.
(4) The ORDER OF ASSIGNMENT will be served on all parties by the Child Support Division of the Prosecutor’s Office. If a pending issue requires an immediate hearing, the Child Support Division shall also be responsible for coordinating the hearing date and time and notifying all parties.
(5) All non-IV-D matters that arise following an assignment to the IV-D Commissioner/Court shall be filed with the originating Circuit or Superior Court. Assigned IV-D issues may be recalled by the assigning judge at any time and the IV-D Commissioner/Court shall send back to the assigning judge any assigned issues that require the consideration of non-IV-D matters.
(6) All findings and recommendations of the IV-D Commissioner/Court shall become orders upon approval and adoption by the originating Judge.
(7) A transfer, assignment, or recall of cases shall be done by separate order of the sending or recalling judicial officer.
(8) Procedure for Objection to Assignment: Assignment to the Title IV-D Commissioner/Court is within the sole discretion of the regularly presiding judge to whom the case has been originally assigned. A change of venue from the regularly presiding judge may be made under applicable Indiana Trial Rules or statutes. An objection to assignment to the Title IV-D Commissioner/Court shall be made to the regularly presiding judge and is within his or her discretion to grant or deny.