Joint custody.

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Joint custody. Provides that a biological mother and biological father have joint legal custody unless otherwise provided by law. Requires a court to award joint legal custody unless it is in the child's best interest that sole legal custody be awarded. Provides that an award of joint legal custody creates a rebuttable presumption in favor of equal division of parenting time, and to rebut the presumption, a parent must prove that equal parenting time would be detrimental to the child.


Authored by Representative DeVon

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Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Introduced2024-01-04 Click To View


Date Chamber Action
2024-01-08HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2024-01-08HouseAuthored by Representative DeVon