Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-16-12-6

Sec. 6 . (a) If the court finds that a party is delinquent as a result of an intentional violation of an order for support, the court may find the party in contempt of court.  If an action or request to enforce payment of a child support arrearage is commenced not later than ten (10) years after:

(1) the child becomes eighteen (18) years of age;  or

(2) the emancipation of the child;

whichever occurs first, the court may, upon a request by the person or agency entitled to receive child support arrearages, find a party in contempt of court.

(b) The court may order a party who is found in contempt of court under this section to:

(1) perform community restitution or service without compensation in a manner specified by the court;  or

(2) seek employment.

(c) The court may order a party who is alleged to be in contempt of court under this section to show cause as to why the party should not be held in contempt for violating an order for support.  The order to show cause must set forth:

(1) the contempt allegations;

(2) the failure to pay child support allegations;

(3) when the court issued the order for support;

(4) the party's history of child support payments;

(5) the specific:

(A) date and time when;  and

(B) place where;

the party is required to show cause in the court;  and

(6) the party's arrearage.


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