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” (COPE). Attendance shall be mandatory for all parties in a Dissolution of Marriage action that is filed on or after February 1, 1993, if there are 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:
VNS Home Care
1300 Albany Street
Beech Grove, Indiana 46107
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. If the parties cannot attend the COPE workshop, with the prior approval of the Court, they may use an alternative workshop.402.60 The Sheriff of Hamilton County is Ordered to make due service of the Notice of Order on the Respondent when the Petition for Dissolution is served and make due return thereon.
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.