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House Bill 1184


House Bill 1184

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Custody disputes; grandparent visitation. Requires a court that finds evidence of domestic or family violence or child abuse or neglect by a family or household member against a child in a proceeding for custody, modification of custody, parenting time, or grandparent visitation to: (1) make a determination as to whether the child's siblings are in danger of being victims of domestic or family violence by the family or household member; and (2) file a report with the department of child services if the court finds a sibling is in danger of being a victim of domestic or family violence or child abuse or neglect. Provides that a court may not modify an order granting or denying grandparent visitation unless: (1) there is a substantial change in a factor concerning the best interests of the child; or (2) the order was issued at least 12 months before the petition requesting modification of the order was filed. Provides that a court: (1) may not grant grandparent visitation rights if visitation would be detrimental to the life, health, safety, or welfare of the child; and (2) may appoint a guardian ad litem or a court appointed special advocate, or both, in a proceeding concerning grandparent visitation. Requires a court to: (1) include certain written findings in its order if the court grants grandparent visitation; and (2) appoint a guardian ad litem or a court appointed special advocate upon the request of a party to a proceeding for grandparent visitation if the court determines the request is made in good faith and for a proper purpose.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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