Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-35-3.5-7

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.


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