SB 565 Modifies provisions involving child custody orders
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 2408S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/18/2015 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S608
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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Current Bill Summary

SB 565 - This act requires any judge that has a family court docket or issues orders relating to child custody, dissolution of marriage involving a minor child, or any motion to modify a custody or dissolution order, to attend 3 hours of annual training about parental alienation.

This act provides that if both parents are awarded joint physical and legal custody equally, neither parent shall have an obligation to pay child support to the other parent. Both parents shall pay medical expenses equally, provided that the parent providing health insurance for the child receives a credit for the amount of the premiums paid for the child's coverage. A judge shall award joint physical and legal custody of the child equally in the absence of compelling circumstances, unless both parents agree otherwise. The act specifies residence determinations for education and mailing purposes. The act makes further references throughout the custody process to the compelling circumstances test and its appropriateness in certain situations.

This act is identical to HB 1131 (2015).