|SB 0272||Child Custody Provisions|
|Last Action:||02/22/95 - SCS Voted Do Pass (w/SCS/SB 272 & 114) S Judiciary Committee|
|Title:||SCS/SB 272 & 114|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
SCS/SBs 272 & 114 - This act provides that when an award of joint physical custody results in the child or children spending substantially equal time with both parents, the child support guidelines shall be applied so that each parent shall be presumed to expend directly on the child or children one-half of the combined child support amount and each parent's child support obligation shall be credited with that presumed amount. The smaller support obligation shall be subtracted from the larger support obligation and the balance remaining shall be presumed to be the amount of child support to be paid by the parent with the larger support obligation to the parent with the smaller support obligation.
This act also provides that a non-custodial parent may file a
motion for contempt if he is denied visitation rights. The court
shall issue an ex-parte order to enforce visitation rights unless
there is a motion pending which alleges that such visitation
would endanger the welfare of the child. Such hearing on the
contempt motion shall be held within thirty days.