2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law
ARTICLE 17. FAMILY LAW: CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS
CHAPTER 2. Actions for Child Custody and Modification of Child Custody Orders
31-17-2-21. Modification of child custody order

Universal Citation: IN Code § 31-17-2-21 (2017)
IC 31-17-2-21 Modification of child custody order

     Sec. 21. (a) The court may not modify a child custody order unless:

(1) the modification is in the best interests of the child; and

(2) there is a substantial change in one (1) or more of the factors that the court may consider under section 8 and, if applicable, section 8.5 of this chapter.

     (b) In making its determination, the court shall consider the factors listed under section 8 of this chapter.

     (c) The court shall not hear evidence on a matter occurring before the last custody proceeding between the parties unless the matter relates to a change in the factors relating to the best interests of the child as described by section 8 and, if applicable, section 8.5 of this chapter.

[Pre-1997 Recodification Citation: 31-1-11.5-22(d), (e), (f).]

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.9. Amended by P.L.96-1999, SEC.9.

 

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