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2015 Regular Session



Family Law - De Facto Parent

Sponsored by:

Delegate Valentino-Smith


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Authorizing a court, on request of specified parties in specified judicial proceedings, to determine whether an individual is a de facto parent of a child; authorizing an individual asserting de facto parent status to intervene in or initiate a specified judicial proceeding; establishing that an individual who is judicially determined to be a de facto parent has specified duties, rights, and obligations; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Valentino-Smith, Carr, Clippinger, Cullison, Dumais, Frick, Gilchrist, Kaiser, Kelly, Moon, Morales, Platt, Reznik, Rosenberg, Smith, Sydnor, Tarlau, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0402
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Child Custody
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Statutes:Article - Family Law

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November 20, 2015 7:18 P.M.