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Indiana Code Title 12. Human Services § 12-7-2-43.5

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Sec. 43.5. (a) “Cooperate”, for purposes of IC 12-14-2-24, IC 12-14-7-2, and IC 12-14-7-3, includes, with regard to nonparent custodians or guardians, the following:

(1) To appear at appointments, in person or by telephone, with a prosecuting attorney related to:

(A) establishing:

(i) paternity;  or

(ii) an order for child support;  or

(B) enforcing an order for child support.

(2) To return telephone calls and respond to correspondence when requested by a prosecuting attorney.

(3) To supply information, to the extent known by the nonparent custodian or guardian, for a prosecuting attorney to proceed with appropriate actions to:

(A) establish paternity of a dependent child;

(B) locate parents;  or

(C) establish a child support order with respect to a child.

(4) To appear at hearings regarding:

(A) establishment of paternity of a child or a child support order;  or

(B) enforcement of a child support order;

if attendance is necessary as determined by the prosecuting attorney.

(b) Information under subsection (a)(3) includes:

(1) identification of potential fathers of a dependent child, if known and paternity has not been established;  and

(2) the following information, if known, regarding any parent or potential parent of a dependent child:

(A) The full legal name and nicknames.

(B) The Social Security number.

(C) The current or last known address and phone number.

(D) The current or last known employer, including the name and address of the employer.

(E) If a student, the current or last known school.

(F) The criminal record, including where and when the parent or potential parent was incarcerated.

(G) The date of birth or age.

(H) The race.

(I) Any known group or organizational affiliations.

(J) The names and addresses of close friends or relatives.

(K) Any other information that the prosecuting attorney requests to help locate or identify a parent of a dependent child.

(L) A recent photograph.

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