HB 229 Modifies provisions of law relating to child custody arrangements

     Handler: Wallingford

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

SCS/HCS/HB 229 - This act adds a rebuttable presumption when determining child custody arrangements that an award of equal or approximately equal parenting time to each parent giving the child equal or approximately equal access to both parents is in the best interests of the child. Such presumption may be rebutted as specified in the act, including an agreement by the parents on the issues or a finding by the court that a pattern of domestic violence has occurred.

This act is substantially similar to SB 14 (2019), SCS/HCS/HB 1667 (2018), SB 645 (2018), and HCS/HB 724 (2017).


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