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2007 House Bill 4564: Establish joint custody presumption
Introduced by Rep. Glenn Steil, Jr. (R) on April 5, 2007
To establish that in a custody dispute between parents, a court must order joint custody unless it determines by clear and convincing evidence that a parent is unfit, unwilling, or unable to care for the child; or unless the parent moves outside the school district and is unable to maintain the child's school schedule without interruption. In that case, the court must order that the parents submit to mediation to determine a custody agreement that maximizes both parents' ability to participate equally in a relationship with their child while accommodating the child's school schedule.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families and Childrens Services Committee on April 5, 2007
Reported in the House on October 10, 2007
With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 10, 2007