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HB 553: Family Law


Family Law; Creates presumption that approximately equal time-sharing by both parents is in best interest of child; revises finite list of factors that court must evaluate when determining whether presumption of approximately equal time-sharing is overcome; requires court order to be supported by written findings of fact; prohibits determination of parental responsibility, parenting plan, or time-sharing schedule unless certain determinations are made.

Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/4/2015 House • Filed
11/16/2015 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 48
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 48
3/11/2016 House • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee