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Sec. 7 . (a) The court shall terminate the parent-child relationship if the court finds:
(1) by clear and convincing evidence that the allegations in a petition described in section 5(2)(A) and 5(2)(B) of this chapter are true; and
(2) that termination of the parent-child relationship is in the best interests of the child.
(b) If the court does not find either element in subsection (a), the court shall deny the petition.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-35-3.5-7 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-31-family-law-and-juvenile-law/in-code-sect-31-35-3-5-7.html
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