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House Bill 1010


House Bill 1010

ARCHIVE (2012)

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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 the child. Requires a court, if a party seeks to rebut the presumption, to consider: (1) the fitness and suitability of each of the persons who would be awarded joint legal custody; (2) the ability of the persons who would be awarded joint legal custody to communicate and cooperate in advancing the child's welfare; and (3) whether the child has established a close and beneficial relationship with both of the persons who would be awarded joint legal custody. Repeals certain provisions governing the award of joint legal custody that are being superseded by this bill. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the child custody and support advisory committee.)
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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