Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-15-7-0.3

Sec. 0.3 . The general assembly:

(1) recognizes that reform of certain elements concerning the manner in which property of spouses is transferred upon the death of a spouse, when there is no will, has become necessary;

(2) recognizes inconsistencies in the manner in which the property of spouses is divided at marriage dissolution have become apparent;

(3) sees the need for spouses to be able to enter into a legal agreement during their lifetime, concerning which of their property shall be considered individually owned and which of their property shall be considered jointly owned;  and

(4) agrees to enact the Property and Inheritance Rights of Spouses Act (amendments made to IC 29-1-2-1 , IC 29-1-2-13 , IC 29-1-3-6 , and IC 31-1-11.5-11 , before its repeal, now codified at IC 31-15-7-2 and IC 31-15-7-5 ).

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