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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 opinion(s) today (and 4 NFP memorandum decision(s))

For publication opinions today (1):

In Korie M. Leslie v. Jeremy D. Farmer, a 13-page opinion, Judge Brown writes:

Korie M. Leslie (“Mother”) appeals the trial court’s order granting the request of Jeremy D. Farmer (“Father”) to change the last name of B. (“Child”) to Father’s last name. Mother raises one issue which we revise and restate as whether the court abused its discretion in granting Father’s request. We affirm. * * *

Based upon the factors discussed above and the evidence in the record, we cannot say the trial court’s decision is clearly against the logic and effect of the facts and circumstances before it. Accordingly, the court did not abuse its discretion in granting Father’s request for a name change for Child. See In re Paternity of N.C.G., 994 N.E.2d at 334-336 (noting the trial court had found that the father had been paying child support and exercised regular parenting time and holding that the father’s petition to change his child’s surname should have been granted); C.B., 985 N.E.2d at 347-348 (noting the father filed a petition to establish paternity, paid support, exercised visitation, participated in the life of the child, and shared joint legal custody of the child, and concluding that the father’s surname would connect the child with his noncustodial parent, which is in the child’s best interests).

Conclusion. For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the court’s order granting Father’s petition and ordering that Child’s last name shall be that of Paternal Name.

NFP civil decisions today (0):

NFP criminal decisions today (4):

James "Jamar" Mason v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Anthony Bozzo v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Travis Scott Cunningham v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Brian Williamson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 11, 2016 12:13 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions