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House Bill 1119


House Bill 1119

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Joint legal custody. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that an award of joint legal custody is in the best interest of a child. Requires a court, if a party seeks to rebut the presumption, to consider: (1) the fitness and suitability of each of the persons awarded joint legal custody; (2) the ability of the parents to communicate and advance the child's welfare; and (3) whether the child has established a close and beneficial relationship with both of the persons awarded joint legal custody. Repeals a provision containing language that is relocated within the Indiana Code. Repeals a provision providing that a custodial parent may determine the child's upbringing.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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