Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-17-2-21




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.





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