SB 440 - This act requires all court orders regarding child custody or visitation or regarding ex parte orders of protection issued or modified while either party is in active military service and deployed out-of-state to be temporary in nature. Such orders regarding custody or visitation which are issued as part of an entry of decree of dissolution shall also be temporary in nature. Upon return from deployment, the party will be given an opportunity to be heard on the child custody and visitation order before a permanent order is entered. If the party in active military service knowingly and voluntarily signs a written waiver to the right to have such a hearing upon the party's return from out-of-state military deployment, the court may issue a permanent order on the issues under this section.
This act is identical to CCS/SCS/HCS/HB 427 (2009) and similar to HB 504 (2009).