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Yes you are looking at the correct law. Generally, the Court that had original jurisdiction over the Custody issue retains jurisdiction. BUT where the children have resided in a different stae for a period of time (usually 6 months) then the new State is the more proper forum for the matter.
BUT you must get the original court to relinquish jurisdiction in favor of the second state. So the proper process is to file a Motion in the original Court for them to relinquish jurisdiction in favor of Illinois.
This process can become complicated quickly so you want to contact a local family law attorney so that the proper papers can be filed. Since time is short you can ask the Indiana Court for a Continuance so that you can obtain local counsel.
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