House Bill (H)
Authored by: Rep. Rebecca Kubacki
Co-Authors: Rep. Vanessa Summers, Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer, Rep. Charles Moseley, Rep. Milo Smith
Sponsors: Sen. Rodric Bray, Sen. Jean Breaux
  • Rep. Rebecca Kubacki
    Rep. Rebecca Kubacki

    Author

  • Rep. Vanessa Summers
    Rep. Vanessa Summers

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer
    Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Charles Moseley
    Rep. Charles Moseley

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Milo Smith
    Rep. Milo Smith

    Co-Author

  • Sen. Rodric Bray
    Sen. Rodric Bray

    Sponsor

  • Sen. Jean Breaux
    Sen. Jean Breaux

    Sponsor

DIGEST

Dissolution in cases of domestic violence. Allows a court, in a dissolution of marriage case, to: (1) conduct a final hearing; or (2) enter a summary dissolution decree; at any time after a petition or counter petition for dissolution has been filed if a party to the action has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence against the other party or against any child living in the same household as a party. (Current law prohibits a court from conducting a final hearing or entering a summary dissolution decree earlier than 60 days after a petition or counter petition has been filed.) Requires the court to: ... (1) conduct the final hearing; or (2) enter a summary dissolution; as soon as practicable. Allows a family law arbitrator to enter a summary dissolution decree at any time after a petition for dissolution has been filed if a party to the action has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence against the other party or against any child living in the same household as a party. (Current law prohibits a family law arbitrator from entering a summary dissolution decree earlier than 60 days after a petition has been filed.)