Skip to main content

Order Amending Rules of Trial Procedure v. << (2022)

Supreme Court of Indiana.

Order Amending Rules of Trial Procedure

Cause No. 22S-MS-1

Decided: December 19, 2022

Order Amending Rules of Trial Procedure

Under the authority vested in this Court to provide by rule for the procedures employed in all courts of this state and this Court's inherent authority to supervise the administration of all courts of this state, the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure are amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough and new text shown by underlining):

Rule 65. Injunctions

(E) Temporary Restraining Orders--Domestic Relations Cases. Parties wishing protection from domestic or family violence in Domestic Relations cases shall petition the court pursuant to IC 34-26-5. Subject to the provisions set forth in this paragraph, in an action for dissolution of marriage, separation, or child support, the court may issue an Temporary Restraining Order, without hearing or security, if either party files a verified petition alleging an injury would result to the moving party if no immediate order were issued.

(1) Joint Order. If the court finds that an order shall be entered under this paragraph, the court may enjoin both parties from:

(a) transferring, encumbering, concealing, selling or otherwise disposing 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 orf the permission of the court; and/or

(b) removing 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.; and/or

(c) changing any insurance policies (including beneficiary designations) in place as of the date that the family law action was commenced, including without limitation life, health, dental, optical, prescription drug, auto, personal property, liability, and homeowners/renter's insurance, without the prior written consent of the parties or the permission of the court.

(2) Separate Order Required. In the event a party seeks to enjoin by an temporary restraining order the non-moving party from abusing, harassing, or disturbing the peace of the petitioning party or any child or step-child of the parties, or exclude the non-moving party from the family dwelling, the dwelling of the non-moving party, or any other place, and the court determines that an order shall be issued, such order shall be addressed to one person. A joint or mutual restraining order shall not be issued. If both parties allege injury, they shall do so by separate petitions. The trial court shall review each petition separately and grant or deny each petition on its individual merits. In the event the trial court finds cause to grant both petitions, it shall do so by separate orders.

This amendment is effective July 1, 2023.

Loretta H. Rush Chief Justice of Indiana

All Justices concur.

Was this helpful?

Thank you. Your response has been sent.

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes

A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

Go to Learn About the Law
Order Amending Rules of Trial Procedure v. << (2022)

Docket No: Cause No. 22S-MS-1

Decided: December 19, 2022

Court: Supreme Court of Indiana.

Get a profile on the #1 online legal directory

Harness the power of our directory with your own profile. Select the button below to sign up.

Sign up

Learn About the Law

Get help with your legal needs

FindLaw’s Learn About the Law features thousands of informational articles to help you understand your options. And if you’re ready to hire an attorney, find one in your area who can help.

Learn more about the law
Copied to clipboard